Food, raiment, dwelling, health and friends

Food, raiment, dwelling, health and friends

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 2 hymnals

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Food, raiment, dwelling, health and friends,
Thou, Lord, hast made our lot;
With Thee our bliss begins and ends,
As we are Thine, or not.

For these we bend the humble knee,
Our grateful spirits bow;
Yet from Thy gifts we turn to Thee--
Be Thou our portion, Thou!

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: Food, raiment, dwelling, health and friends
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English



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