Thou only Sovereign of my heart

Thou only Sovereign of my heart

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 220 hymnals

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1 Thou only Sov'reign of my heart,
My refuge, my almighty Friend!
And can my soul from Thee depart,
On whom alone my hopes depend?

2 Whither, ah, whither shall I go,
A wretched wand'rer from my Lord?
Can this dark world of sin and woe
One glimpse of happiness afford?

3 Eternal life Thy words impart;
On these my fainting spirit lives;
Here sweeter comforts cheer my heart
Than all the round of nature gives.

4 Low at Thy feet my soul would lie;
Here safety dwells, and peace divine;
Still let me live beneath Thine eye,
for life, eternal life, is Thine.

Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #366

Author: Anne Steele

Anne Steele was the daughter of Particular Baptist preacher and timber merchant William Steele. She spent her entire life in Broughton, Hampshire, near the southern coast of England, and devoted much of her time to writing. Some accounts of her life portray her as a lonely, melancholy invalid, but a revival of research in the last decade indicates that she had been more active and social than what was previously thought. She was theologically conversant with Dissenting ministers and "found herself at the centre of a literary circle that included family members from various generations, as well as local literati." She chose a life of singleness to focus on her craft. Before Christmas in 1742, she declined a marriage proposal from contemporar… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thou only Sovereign of my heart
Author: Anne Steele
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #6868
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Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #55

The Baptist Hymnal #479

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The Cyber Hymnal #6868

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