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Anne Steele (1717–1778) has been recognized as one of the leading female hymnwriters of her time. In Anne Steele and Her Spiritual Vision, Priscilla Wong demonstrates how Steele was able to see God in different circumstances of her life and expressed it in three main themes that can be found in her hymnody: the glory of God in creation, faith in the face of suffering, and hope in the promised glory.
This close analysis of Steele’s hymns not only establishes a more coherent and intimate picture of the hymnwriter’s life and spirituality but also cultivates a more intense desire for Christians at large to grow in their faith and understanding of God
“Anne Steele, the daughter of an eighteenth-century English Baptist minister, wrote hymns that were widely sung well into the nineteenth century. While acutely aware of human frailty, she was also powerfully conscious of the divine power to redeem. Anne’s spirituality is carefully analyzed and warmly commended in Priscilla Wong’s perceptive study.” — David W. Bebbington, professor of history at the University of Stirling, Scotland ISBN: 9781601782069