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

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: Food, raiment, dwelling, health and friends
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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