At every motion [moment] of our breathAuthor: James Montgomery
Published in 20 hymnals
At every motion of our breath,
Life trembles on the brink of death,
A taper's flame that upward turns,
While downward to the dust it burns.
A moment usher'd us to birth,
Heirs to the commonwealth of earth;
Moment by moment years are past,
And one ere long will be our last.
'Twixt that, long fled, which gave us light,
And that which soon shall end in night,
There is a point no eye can see,
Yet on it hangs eternity.
This is that moment,--who can tell
Whether it leads to heaven or hell?
This is that moment,--as we choose,
The immortal soul we save or lose.
Time past and time to come are not;
Time present is our only lot;
O God! henceforth our hearts incline
To seek no other love than thine.
Sacred Poems and Hymns
At every motion of our breath. J. Montgomery. [Value of Time.] Published in his Christian Psalmist, 1825, No. 512, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines and headed, "The Value of a Moment." In 1853 it was repeated in his Original Hymns, No. 224, but is not amongst the “M. MSS." It is usually given in an abbreviated form. In J. H. Thorn's Hymns, Chants, &c, 1858, it is in 3 stanzas, and in the Scottish Evangelical Union Hymnal, 1878, there are 4 stanzas.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 20 of 20)||First Line||Title||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #629||At every motion of our breath||1867|
|A Collection of Sacred Hymns, Adapted to the Faith and Views of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #d6||At every moment of our breath||James Mongtomery||1849|
|A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #459||At every motion of our breath||Montgomery||1876|
|A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #930||At every motion of our breath||Montgomery||1839|
|A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d33||At every motion of our breath||James Mongtomery||1878|
|Association Songs No.1 #d13||At every motion of our breath||Precious moments||James Mongtomery||1902|
|Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d73||At every motion of our breath||James Mongtomery||1856|
|Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #S10||At every motion of our breath||1848|
|Hymns of the Church Militant #258||At every motion of our breath||1858|
|Sacred Poems and Hymns #224||At every motion of our breath||At every motion of our breath||James Montgomery||220.127.116.11||1854|
|Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: adapted to private and public worship, selected from various authors #429||At every motion of our breath||1839|
|Templi Carmina #d14||At every motion of our breath||James Mongtomery||1853|
|The Camp-Meeting Chorister: or, a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, for the pious of all denominations. To be sung at camp meetings, during revivals of religion, and on other occasions #150||At every moment of our breath||1844|
|The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #567||At ev'ry motion of our breath||At Every Motion of Our Breath||WINDHAM||James Montgomery (1771-1854)||L.M. 18.104.22.168.||Revelation 10:6||1972||Book One: Hymns, Songs, Chorales | ; Warning Message | Time and Eternity|
|The Church Hymn Book #d60||At every motion of our breath||James Mongtomery||1859|
|The New and Most Complete Collection of Camp, Social and Prayer Meeting Hymns and Spiritual Songs Now in Use #19a||At every moment of our breath||1830|
|The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #D286||At every motion of our breath||James Montgomery||1842|
|The Saints' Harp #d89||At every moment of our breath||James Mongtomery||1870|
|The Southern Psalmist #d50||At every motion of our breath||James Mongtomery||1859|
|The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d55||At every motion of our breath||James Mongtomery||1871|