Now may the Lord our shepherd lead

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: Now may the Lord our shepherd lead
Author: James Montgomery



This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below. According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…

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Instances (1 - 14 of 14)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #446Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #977Page Scan
Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #87Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes: for those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. #537Page Scan
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d737
Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part I #d149
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #139Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #715Page Scan
The Christian Hymnal #d468
The Christian Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship #529Page Scan
The Gospel Hymnal #d409
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #82aPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d709
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #259Page Scan