With men impossible

With men impossible

Author: James Montgomery
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With men impossible!
What hope remains for me?
A sinner on the verge of hell,
How? whither? shall I flee?

"Flee from the wrath to come,"
I hear Jehovah say;
What can I do--let doubt be dumb,--
What can I--but obey?

His sceptre or His rod,
Who shall control them?--None:
All things are possible with God,
He speaks, and it is done.

'Tis but to know His will,
And in His power confide,
Then faith may bid the sun stand still,
Or walk upon the tide.

The Lord can make a worm
Almighty if He please,
And at His single word perform

When to the blind man's eyes
He saith "Behold!" 'tis so:
And when He calls the dead, they rise,
Though the grave's mouth cries "No!"

Then, my Redeemer, then,
From wrath to love I flee,
The things impossible to men,
Are possible with Thee.

I, at Thy feet, in dust,
My unbelief resign,
In Thee alone is all my trust,
Lord, save me, I am thine.

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: With men impossible
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English