With wandering Jacob, let us say

With wandering Jacob, let us say

Author: James Montgomery
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With wandering Jacob, let us say--
"If God will keep me by the way,
Guide and defend me, clothe and feed,
Then God shall be my God indeed."

With Him who led the ransom'd flock
Through the Red Sea to Sinai's rock,
Be this our one supreme request,
Thy presence with us go or rest."

Join we God's people from our youth,
Quit the vain world like humble Ruth;
With them resolved our lot to try,
Rejoice or suffer, live or die.

Like Joshua through this war of life,
Victor in many a deadly strife,
May each this solemn pledge record,
"I and my house will serve the Lord."

When prayers and vows to heaven we make,
The words of Solomon we'll take,
Freely for every blessing call,
Yet ask forgiveness with them all.

And now, O Lord our God! to Thee,
This sum of our petition be,
The language of Thy blessed Son,
"Father! Thy will, not mine, be done."

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 wandering Jacob, let us say
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English