I travel all the irksome night. J. Montgomery. [Journey of Life.] In Montgomery's Greenland, and other Poems, 1819, this poem of 21 stanzas of 4 lines is given as:—
"A night in a stagecoach: being a Meditation on the way between London and Bristol, Sept. 23, 1815."
It was repeated in his Poetical Works, 1828, vol. iii. p. 189, and again in later editions. In the Plymouth Collection, N. Y., 1855, stanzas i., xix.-xxi. are given as No. 1116. In the Boston Unitarian Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, the arrangement is, stanza i. from this poem, and stanzas ii. and iii. from another source.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (7)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #535||I travel all the irksome night||Montgomery||1845|
|Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #730||I travel all the irksome night||Thou knowest all my ways||Anon.||1868|
|Hymn Book for Christian Worship #620||I travel all the irksome night||Montgomery||1854|
|Hymns of the Spirit #514||I travel all the irksome night||1864|
|Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1116||I travel all the irksome night||Montgomery||1855|
|The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1116||I travel all the irksome night||Montgomery||1857|
|Unity Hymns and Chorals. Rev and enl. with Service Elements #d121||I travel all the irksome night||James Mongtomery||1913|