Anne Steele


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Anne Steele (1717–November 11, 1778), English hymn writer, was born at Broughton, Hampshire.

The drowning of her betrothed, a Mr. Elscourt, a few hours before the time fixed for her marriage deeply affected an otherwise quiet life, and her hymns rather emphasize the less optimistic phases of Christian experience. In 1760 she published Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional under the name ... more »

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