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|Born||May 1716, Broughton, Hampshire, England.|
|Died||November 11, 1778, Broughton, Hampshire, England.|
|Buried||Broughton, Hampshire, England.|
|Best known for||Hymns:Come ye that love the Saviours,Hymns:Father whateer of earthly bliss|
Anne Steele; (1716 to 1778) , the daughter of the Rev.
William Steele, a Baptist minister in Hampshire, England, was born in 1717, and died in 1778. She was a very talented lady. Although an invalid for many years and a great sufferer, her life was useful and happy. Her published hymns are found in nearly all collections, and have been a blessing to many people. Many of them are good, and a few deserve the highest praise. The following appropriate lines are inscribed upon her tomb:
Her poetical writings were published in two volumes under the name "Theodosia:" Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, London, 1760. A third volume, titled Miscellaneous Pieces in Verse and Prose, was published two years after her death. Julian's Dictionary names seventy-five of her hymns as being in common use.Silent the lyre, and dumb the tuneful tongue, That sung on earth her great Redeemer's praise; But now in heaven she joins the angelic song, In more harmonious, more exalted lays.