Blessed be Thy name,
Jesus Christ!--the same
Yesterday, to-day, for ever,
What from Thee my soul shall sever,
While I hear Thy voice,
And in Thee rejoice?
Guide me with Thine eye;
Warn to fight or fly,
When the foe, a lion raging,
Or, with serpent guile assuaging,
Comes in wrath to tear,
Or by fraud ensnare.
Hold me with Thine hand,
For by faith I stand;
On Thy strength my sole reliance,
In Thy truth my whole affiance;
Then where'er I roam,
I am travelling home.
Lord, Thy word is light;
Led by it aright,
When a pilgrim, like my Fathers,
Life's last shadow round me gathers,
May its brightening ray
Shine to perfect day.
With my latest breath,
From the body disencumber'd
With thy Saints in glory number'd,
Jesus, may I be
Found in peace with Thee.
Sacred Poems and Hymns
Blessed be Thy Name. J. Montgomery. [Journeying.] In the "M. MSS," this hymn is dated "January 13th, 1835," and is there stated to have been sent in manusript to several persons at different dates. In 1853 it was given in Montgomery's Original Hymns, No. 194, in 5 stanzas of 6 lines and headed, "Prayers on Pilgrimage.—'Lord, help me.' Matt, xv. 25." Adopted by several collections.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (5)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Church Hymnal, Third Edition #503||Blessed be thy Name||1919|
|Church Hymns with Tunes #371||Blessed be thy Name||22.214.171.124.5.5||1903|
|Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #538||Blessed be Thy Name||James Montgomery, 1771-1854||1891|
|Sacred Poems and Hymns #194||Blessed be Thy name||Blessed be Thy name||James Montgomery||126.96.36.199.5.5||Matthew 15:25||1854|
|The Liturgy and the Office of Worship and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum, or the Moravian Church #538||Blessed be thy name, Jesus Christ, the same||James Mongtomery||1908|