For the mercies of the day

For the mercies of the day

Author: James Montgomery
Tune: KOZELUCH
Published in 53 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

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: 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 #a54

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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

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b171

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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