My Maker and my King

My Maker and my King. Anne Steele* (1716-1778). From Poems on Subjects chiefly Devotional (1760), where it was entitled ‘God my Creator and Benefactor’. It had six stanzas in Short Metre:   My Maker and my King,   To thee my all I owe; Thy sovereign bounty is the spring,   From whence my blessings flow.   Thou ever good, and kind,   A thousand reasons move, A thousand obligations bind,   My heart to grateful love.   The creature of thy hand,   On thee alone I live: My God, thy benefits demand   More praise than life can give.   O! what can I impart,   When all is thine before? Thy love demands a thankful heart:   The gift, alas, how poor! Shall I withhold thy due? And shall my...

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