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Sweet is Thy mercy, O my God

Sweet is Thy mercy, O my God

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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Sweet is Thy mercy, O my God!
When humbled at Thy feet,
I learn the lessons of Thy rod,
Thy mercy, Lord, is sweet.

For Thou dost not in wrath chastise,
But when I go astray,
"Return," a voice behind me cries,
"Walk here;--this is the way."

Impatient of Thine easy yoke,
If heedless yet I roam,
Some sharp affliction, with a stroke
Of kindness, warns me home.

That godly sorrow then I feel,
Which nothing can control,
Until the hand that wounded, heal,
That bruised me, make me whole.

As, at Thy word, the winds and waves
From ocean-warfare cease;
That word my soul from shipwreck saves,
Thy presence brings me peace.

"Sweet is Thy mercy, O my God!"
'Tis transport to repeat,
When Thou hast thrown aside the rod,
"Thy mercy, Lord, is sweet!"

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Sweet is Thy mercy, O my God
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English



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