Call Jehovah thy salvationAuthor: James Montgomery (1822)
Published in 196 hymnals
Call Jehovah thy salvation,
Rest beneath the Almighty's shade,
In his secret habitation
Dwell, and never be dismay'd:
There no tumult shall alarm thee,
Thou shalt dread no hidden snare,
Guile nor violence can harm thee
In eternal safeguard there.
From the sword at noon-day wasting,
From the noisome pestilence,
In the depth of midnight blasting,
God shall be thy sure defence;
Fear not thou the deadly quiver,
When a thousand feel the blow,
Mercy shall thy soul deliver,
Though ten thousand be laid low.
Only with thine eyes the anguish
Of the wicked thou shalt see,
When by slow disease they languish,
When they perish suddenly:
Thee, though winds and waves be swelling,
God, thine hope, shall bear through all;
Plague shall not come nigh thy dwelling,
Thee no evil shall befall.
He shall charge his angel legions,
Watch and ward o'er thee to keep;
Though thou walk through hostile regions,
Though in desert wilds thou sleep:
On the lion vainly roaring,
On his young, thy foot shall tread,
And, the dragon's den exploring,
Thou shalt bruise the Serpent's head.
Since, with pure and firm affection,
Thou on God hast set thy love,
With the wings of His protection
He will shield thee from above:
Thou shalt call on Him in trouble,
He will hearken, He will save,
Here for grief reward thee double,
Crown with life beyond the grave.
Sacred Poems and Hymns, 1854
Call Jehovah thy salvation. J. Montgomery. [Psalms xci.] The manuscript of this version of Psalms xci. is not preserved with the Montgomery Manuscript. The paraphrase first appeared in Montgomery's Songs of Zion, 1822; in 5 stanzas of 8 lines, and again in his Original Hymns, 1853, No. 145. As a hymn for congregational use it is generally given in an abbreviated form, both in the older and in modern collections, as in Kennedy, 1863; the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1875; and others. Original text as above. In America it has attained to a good position, and is sometimes found as, "Call the Lord, thy sure salvation." From this hymn also, the hymn, "God shall charge His angel legions," is taken. It is composed of stanzas iv. and v., and was given in the American Prayer Book Collection, 1826, and later hymn-books.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (2)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Rejoice in the Lord #115||Call the Lord God thy salvation||Call the Lord God Thy Salvation||James Montgomery||William Rowlands||22.214.171.124 D||Psalm 91||BLAENWERN||F Major||English||1985|
|Trinity Hymnal #664||Call Jehovah your salvation||Call Jehovah Your Salvation||James Montgomery||Richard Dirksen||126.96.36.199 D||Psalm 91||CHRIST CHURCH (OR SYDNOR)||D Major||English||1990|