Walking on the winged wind

Walking on the winged wind

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 5 hymnals

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Walking on the wingëd wind,
Fear before Him, Death behind;
When the Lord came down in wrath,
Clouds and darkness girt His path.

Thence abroad His arrows flew,
Thick and fast they smote and slew;
We in dust and ashes lay,
None could help,--but all could pray.

Fervent prayer had power with God,
Caught the lightnings on its rod,
Faith and hope, amidst our bands,
Holding up its weary hands.

Prayer prevail'd amidst despair,
God delights to honour prayer;
Judgment laid its terrors by,
Mercy beam'd o'er earth and sky.

Now be sorrow turned to song,
Let the bruised reed grow strong,
Smoking flax break forth and blaze,
Prayer transform itself to praise.

Let the living now record
All the goodness of the Lord;
Him let the redeem'd adore,
Go in peace, and sin no more.

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: Walking on the winged wind
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English

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