Through shades and solitudes profound

Through shades and solitudes profound

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 16 hymnals

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1 Through shades and solitudes profound,
The fainting traveller winds his way;
Bewildering meteors glare around,
Ad tempt his wandering feet astray.

2 Welcome, thrice welcome, to his eye,
The sudden moon's inspiring light,
When forth she sallies through the sky,
The guardian angel of the night!

3 Thus mortals, blind and weak, below
Pursue the phantom bliss, in vain;
The world's a wilderness of wo,
And life a pilgrimage of pain!

4 Beyond the narrow vale of time,
Where bright celestial ages roll,
To scenes eternal, scenes sublime,
She points the way, and leads the soul.

5 At her approach the grave appears
The gate of Paradise restor'd;
Her voice the watching cherub hears,
And drops his double-flaming sword.

6 Baptiz'd with her renewing fire,
May we the crown of glory gain:
Rise when the hosts of heaven expire,
And reign with God, for ever reign!

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #211

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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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #611Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #485Page Scan
Additional Hymns to the Collection of Hymns for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #611Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #631Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #211Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d819
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #211TextPage Scan
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d236
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #211Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #211Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #211Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #211Page Scan
Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d246
Select Melodies, Comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use not Found in the Standard Methodist Episcopal Hymnal #d249
Select Melodies; Comprising the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use, and not generally found in standard church hymn-books: as also a number of original pieces, and translations from...German #281Page Scan
Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: adapted to private and public worship, selected from various authors #254Page Scan



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