All hearts are open to Thy view

All hearts are open to Thy view

Author: James Montgomery
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All hearts are open to Thy view,
All things are naked in Thy sight;
Now may the Eye that looks us through,
Show us ourselves in its pure light.

Then, while with awe we look to Thee,
The High, the Holy One, the Just,
With self-abhorrence, Lord, may we
Repent in ashes and in dust.

But, lest we perish in Thine ire,
--For woe are we, unclean, undone!
Our God is a consuming fire,--
May we behold Thee through Thy Son.

In Him love, merct, truth, and grace,
The fulness of the Godhead dwells;
And the bright shining of His face
Darkness, and doubt, and fear dispels.

So be it:--round Thy throne we meet,
With faith and hope, in self-despair,
To pour our souls Out at Thy feet;
Hear us, O Thou that hearest prayer!

Sacred Poems and Hymns

Author: James Montgomery

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >

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First Line: All hearts are open to Thy view
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #106

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