The wind that brake the rocks, and rent

The wind that brake the rocks, and rent

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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The wind that brake the rocks, and rent
The mountains in its path;
The earthquake and the fire that went
Before the Lord in wrath,
Came not as spoilers to the prey,
But heralds to prepare His way.

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Himself the still small voice made known,
In all His power and grace;
So be to me his mercy shown,
Terror to love give place:
Than will I hide my face, and stay
To hear what God the Lord will say.

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: The wind that brake the rocks, and rent
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6.8.8
Language: English



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