For the mercies of the day

For the mercies of the day

Author: James Montgomery
Tune: KOZELUCH
Published in 51 hymnals

Representative Text

1 For the mercies of the day,
For this rest upon our way,
Thanks to Thee alone be given,
Lord of earth and King of heaven!

2 Cold our services have been,
Mingled every prayer with sin;
But Thou canst and wilt forgive;
By Thy grace alone we live.

3 While this thorny path we tread,
May Thy love our footsteps lead;
When our journey here is past,
May we rest with Thee at last.

4 Let these earthly Sabbaths prove
Foretastes of our joys above;
While their steps Thy children bend
To the rest which knows no end.

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #28

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: For the mercies of the day
Author: James Montgomery

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A Selection of Hymns #62

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #130

Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver #d62

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #523

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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #28

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #23

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Carmina Sanctorum #23

Chapel Hymns #d149

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Church Psalmist #712

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Church Psalmist #712

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d167

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #521

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #37

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #37

Hymns for Children and Youth #d7

Hymns for Children and Youth #d8

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #92

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d291

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Hymns of the Church, Ancient and Modern #378

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Hymns of Worship #62

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Laudes Domini #116

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Laudes Domini #192

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Laudes Domini #85

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Luther League Hymnal #7

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #54

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #355

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H42

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Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #44

Social Hymn and Tune Book #d102

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Social Hymn Book #395

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #171

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Songs for the Sanctuary #171

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Songs for the Sanctuary #171

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Songs for the Sanctuary #171

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #171

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Songs of the Church #95

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #54

The Book of Praise #d184

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The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs #130

The Centennial Hymnal #d90

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d228

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The New Laudes Domini #220

The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d158

The Service of Praise #d80

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #273

The Southern Psalmist #d215

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d223

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The Standard Church Hymnal #72

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