Words: Anne Steele, Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional 1760, page 134. The text comes from Steele’s 10-stanza When I Survey Life’s Varied Scene. Augustus Toplady chose these three verses.
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Father, whate’er of earthly bliss
Thy sovereign will denies,
Accepted at Thy throne, let this
My humble prayer, arise:
Give me a calm and thankful heart,
From every murmur free;
The blessing of Thy grace impart,
And make me live to Thee.
Let the sweet hope that Thou art mine
My life and death attend,
Thy presence through my journey shine,
And crown my journey’s end.