What secret hand, at morning-light

What secret hand, at morning light

Author: James Montgomery
Tune: RAGLAN
Published in 35 hymnals

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What secret hand, at morning-light,
By stealth, unseals mine eye,
Draws back the curtain of the night,
And opens earth and sky?

'Tis thine, my God! the same that kept
My resting hours from harm;
No ill came nigh me, for I slept
Beneath the Almighty's arm.

'Tis Thine,--my daily bread that brings,
Like manna scatter'd round:
And clothes me, as the lily springs,
In beauty from the ground.

This is the hand that shaped my frame,
And gave my pulse to beat;
That bare me oft through flood and flame,
Through tempest, cold, and heat.

In death's dark valley, though I stray,
'Twould there my stops attend,
Guide with Thy staff my lonely way,
And with Thy rod defend.

May that dear hand uphold me still,
Through life's uncertain race,
To bring me to Thy holy Hill,
And to Thy dwelling place!

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: What secret hand, at morning light
Title: What secret hand, at morning-light
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Instances

Instances (1 - 35 of 35)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #45Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #45Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #45Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #45Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #45Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #45Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #646Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Songs. 2nd ed. #134Page Scan
Book of Common Praise #d631
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #843Page Scan
Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d308
Grammar School Hymn Book #d292
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #88Page Scan
Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #768Page Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #6Page Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: suited to the special seasons of the Christian year, and other occasions of public worship, as well as for use in the Sunday-school...With accompanying tunes #254aPage Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: suited to the special seasons of the Christian year, and other occasions of public worship, as well as for use in the Sunday-school...With accompanying tunes #254bPage Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: with accompanying tunes #6Page Scan
Hymns and Offices of Worship: for use in schools: with an appendix of tunes #302Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #937Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #937Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #972Page Scan
Hymns for Schools: with appropriate selections from scripture and tunes suited to the metres of the hymns (3rd ed.) #260Page Scan
Hymns for the Hospital Chapel, Worcester #d227
Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d336
Offices of Worship and Hymns: principally for use in schools. with an appendix of tunes (2nd and rev. ed.) #302Page Scan
Sacred Poems and Hymns #208Text
Songs for the School Room #d146
The Book of Common Praise #d652
The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #6Page Scan
The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d456
The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #807Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #998Page Scan
The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #32Page Scan
The Sunday School Liturgy. (4th ed.) #2Page Scan



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