God! be merciful to me

God! be merciful to me, For my spirit trusts in Thee

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

God! be merciful to me,
For my spirit trusts in Thee,
And to Thee, her refuge springs:
Be the shadow of thy wings
Round the trembling sinner cast,
Till this storm is overpast.

From the water-floods that roll
Deep and deeper round my soul,
Me, Thine arm Almighty take,
For thy loving-kindness' sake;
If Thy truth from me depart,
Thy rebuke will break my heart.

Foes increase, they close me round,
Friend nor comforter is found;
Sore temptations now assail,
Hope and strength and courage fail;
Turn not from Thy servant's grief,
Hasten, Lord, to my relief.

Poor and sorrowful am I,
Set me, O my God! on high:
Wonders Thou for me hast wrought;
Nigh to death my soul is brought;
Save me, Lord, in mercy save,
Lest I sink below the grave.

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: God! be merciful to me, For my spirit trusts in Thee
Title: God! be merciful to me
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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