I cannot call affliction sweet

I cannot call affliction sweet

Author: James Montgomery
Tune: BOND
Published in 32 hymnals

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I cannot call affliction sweet,
And yet 'twas good to bear:
Affliction brought me to Thy feet,
And I found comfort there.

My weanèd soul was all-resign'd
To Thy most gracious will;
Oh! had I kept that better mind,
Or been afflicted still!

Where are the vows which then I vow'd,
The joys which then I knew?
Those vanish'd, like the morning cloud,
These like the early dew.

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Lord, grant me grace for every day,
Whate'er my state may be,
Through life, in death, with truth to say,
"My God is all to me!"



Source: Sacred Poems and Hymns #182

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: I cannot call affliction sweet
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English

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Christian Melodies: a selection of hymns and tunes designed for social and private worship in the lecture-room and the family #104Page Scan
Christian Melodies: a selection of hymns and tunes designed for social and private worship in the lecture-room and the family (2nd ed.) #104Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d289
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #651Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #702Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #660Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #660Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #789Page Scan
Prison Hymn Book #d140
Sacred Poems and Hymns #182Text
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad464
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #971Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #971Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #971Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #971Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #971Page Scan
Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed. #d68
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #578Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #789Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #754Page Scan
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d322
The Church and Sunday-School Hymnal #268Page Scan
The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book: for social and public worship #85Page Scan
The Devotional Hymn Book #d212
The Gospel Psalmist #494Page Scan
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #582Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #582Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #129bPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d424
The Southern Psalmist #d356
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d370
Vestry Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for all occasions of social worship #139cPage Scan



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