Hid in the rock-cleft, let me stand

Hid in the rock-cleft, let me stand

Author: James Montgomery
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Hid in the rock-cleft, let me stand,
While Thou art passing by,
But from the glory, with Thine hand,
Lord, screen me, or I die.

On Sinai Thy pavilion spread,
Speak from the fire to me,
If trembling I may turn my head
To noon-dark Calvary.

Come with the whirlwind, earthquake, flame,
Yet shall my soul rejoice,
To hear them follow'd by Thy name,
Told in the still small voice.

Be mercy mingled with the cup,
My Father gives to drink,
Lest over-sorrow swallow up
The spirit prone to sink.

And when, before the great white throne,
With all the human race,
I stand, as though I stood alone,
My God, may I find grace!

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: Hid in the rock-cleft, let me stand
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English