Mercy and goodness, O my God

Mercy and goodness, O my God

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 2 hymnals

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Mercy and goodness, O my God!
Have follow'd me through all my days;
Thy strengthening staff, and guiding rod,
Upheld my steps, made straight my ways:
Lord, till I reach thy holy hill,
Goodness and mercy guard me still.

And when I yield this mortal breath,
My soul into Thy hands commend,
And pass the vale and shade of death,
Thy staff and rod my path attend:
Mercy and goodness then shall be
My song to all eternity.

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: Mercy and goodness, O my God
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English