God over all, the sun by day

God over all, the sun by day

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 2 hymnals

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God over all, the sun by day
Reveals Thy glory in His light;
The moon and stars Thy voice obey,
And mark Thy presence through the night.

God over all, the earth that yields
Her flowers and fruits at Thy command,
From mountains, rivers, woods, and fields,
Pours the rich bounties of Thy hand.

To us, the poorest of the poor,
High as Thou art Thy care descends;
Thy mercies are for ever sure,
Thou art our Father, these our friends.

Are these our friends?--Thou God of grace,
Reward their love a thousand fold;
And may they ever in Thy face,
Their best, their dearest friend behold.

Art Thou our Father?--we confess,
With grief and shame our sin and guilt;
O turn from our unrighteousness,
Look on Thy Son,--His blood was spilt.

He bore the chastening of Thy rod,
That we might by His stripes be heal'd;
He died for us, the Lamb of God!
He rose, and our redemption seal'd.

And shall we, dare we, can we still
Resist Thy fear, Thy love despise?
No, take us,--soul, affection, will--
A free and living sacrifice.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

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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First Line: God over all, the sun by day
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English