Is summer ended, harvest past

Is summer ended, harvest past

Author: James Montgomery
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Is summer ended,--harvest past,
And I not sav'd?--God of grace,
Thy covenant yet standeth fast,
Still Thy command is--"Seek my face."

Ah! now or never may I call
On Thy great Name, through Christ, Thy Son;
This hour, this moment, I might fall,--
Fall, and for ever be undone.

Save, Lord, I perish!--hear my cry;
I walk in darkness,--Thou art light;
Shine forth upon my spirit's eye,
Faith, that outsees the eye of sight.

Faint, yet pursuing, I lay hold
On Thy sure Word, which cannot fail;
Through weakness strong, by fear made bold,
I plead that Word, and must prevail.

Thine own Almightiness is mine,
When wrestling thus in prayer with Thee;
Through Christ's atonement, I am Thine;
Now let me Thy salvation see,

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: Is summer ended, harvest past
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English