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Father of all our mercies, thou

Representative Text

1 Father of all our mercies, Thou
In whom we move and live,
Hear us in heav'n, Thy dwelling, now,
And answer and forgive.

2 When harassed by ten thousand foes,
Our helplessness we feel,
O give the weary soul repose,
The wounded spirit heal.

3 When dire temptations gather round,
And threaten or allure,
By storm or calm, in Thee be found
A refuge strong and sure.

4 From day to day, O may we grow
In faith, in hope, and love,
And walk in holiness below
To holiness above.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #385

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: Father of all our mercies, thou
Author: James Montgomery (1818)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: Urwick's Collection
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ST. AGNES (Dykes)

John B. Dykes (PHH 147) composed ST. AGNES for [Jesus the Very Thought of Thee]. Dykes named the tune after a young Roman Christian woman who was martyred in A.D. 304 during the reign of Diocletian. St. Agnes was sentenced to death for refusing to marry a nobleman to whom she said, "I am already eng…

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NAOMI (Nägeli)

NAOMI was a melody that Lowell Mason (PHH 96) brought to the United States from Europe and arranged as a hymn tune; the arrangement was first published in the periodical Occasional Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1836). Some scholars have attributed the original melody to Johann G. Nageli (PHH 315), but there…

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Timeline

Instances

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #754

A. M. E. C. Hymnal #660

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #401

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Church Harmonies #488

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Church Psalmody #548

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #385

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #385

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #207

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #234

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #515

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #470

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #470

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Hymns for Public Worship #466

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Hymns of the Church Universal #239

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Hymns #974

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Hymns #974

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The Baptist Psalmody #780

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The Baptist Standard Hymnal #698

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The Christian Psalmist #270

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The Gospel Psalmist #493

The Hymnal #116

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The Psalmist #647

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The Psalmist #647

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