Anne Steele (1717-1778)


Featured Hymns:

Dear refuge of my weary soul

Collections of Hymns:

Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional (by Theodosia)

1st ed., Volume 1 (1760): PDF
1st ed., Volume 2 (1760): PDF
2nd ed., Volume 1 (1780): PDF
2nd ed., Volume 2 (1780): PDF

Miscellaneous Pieces in Verse and Prose (by Theodosia, 1780): PDF

A Collection of Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, ed. Caleb Evans & John Ash

1st ed. (1769)
2nd ed.
3rd ed. (1778): PDF


The Works of Mrs. Anne Steele, 2 vols. (Boston, 1808): WorldCat

Hymns, Psalms, and Poems, ed. Daniel Sedgwick (London: D. Sedgwick, 1863): WorldCat

Refuge of My Weary Soul: Selected Works of Anne Steele, ed. Alex J. Webster (Shazbaar Press, 2017): Amazon

Life & Hymns:

Richard Arnold, “A veil of interposing night: The hymns of Anne Steele (1717-1778),” Christian Scholars Review, vol. 18, no. 4 (June 1989), pp. 371-387.

J.R. Watson and Nancy Cho, “Anne Steele’s Drowned Fiancé,” British Journal of Eighteenth-Century Studies, vol. 28 (2005), pp. 117-21.

J.R. Broome, A Bruised Reed: The Life and Times of Anne Steele (Harpenden, U.K.: Gospel Standard Trust Publications, 2007): Amazon

Cynthia Y. Aalders, To Express the Ineffable: The Hymns and Spirituality of Anne Steele (Milton Keynes, U.K.: Paternoster, 2008): Amazon

Cynthia Y. Aalders, “In melting grief and ardent love: Anne Steele's contribution to eighteenth-century hymnody,” The Hymn (summer 2009), 16-25 (HathiTrust).

Joseph Carmichael, The Hymns of Anne Steele in John Rippon's Selection of Hymns: A Theological Analysis in the Context of the English Particular Baptist Revival (2012), dissertation,

Priscilla Wong, Anne Steele and Her Spiritual Vision (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2012): Amazon

Kevin Twit, “Christian Experience In The Hymns Of Anne Steele (1716-1778),”  Indelible Grace Hymn Book (11 Oct. 2013),

Michael Haykin, “Anne Steele and her hymns: ‘The tuneful tongue that sung ... her great redeemer's praise,’” Eight Women of Faith (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2016): Amazon

Ruth Bottoms, “Contemporary Baptist congregational singing and the hymnody of Anne Steele (1717–1778),” Baptist Quarterly, vol. 48, no. 4 (2017), pp. 148-158,

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