God of all grace, we come to thee

God of all grace, we come to thee

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 8 hymnals

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God of all grace, we come to Thee,
With humble, prayerful hearts;
Give what Thine eye delights to see,
Truth in the inward parts:

Give deep humility; the sense
Of holy sorrow give:
A strong, desiring confidence,
To hear Thy voice and live:

Patience, to watch, and wait, and weep,
Though mercy long delay;
Courage, our fainting souls to keep,
And trust Thee, though Thou slay.

Give these,—and then Thy will be done!
Thus strengthened with all might,
We, in the spirit of Thy Son,
Shall pray, and pray aright.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #31

Author: James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

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Author: James Montgomery

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #31Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #31Page Scan
Devotional hymns: selected for public and social worship #S117Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d204
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #524Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #594Page Scan
The Gospel Hymnal #d182
University Hymns: with tunes arranged for men's voices #223Page Scan



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