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God of all grace, we come to thee

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God of all grace, we come to Thee,
With humble, prayerful hearts;
Give what Thine eye delights to see,
Truth in the inward parts:

Give deep humility; the sense
Of holy sorrow give:
A strong, desiring confidence,
To hear Thy voice and live:

Patience, to watch, and wait, and weep,
Though mercy long delay;
Courage, our fainting souls to keep,
And trust Thee, though Thou slay.

Give these,—and then Thy will be done!
Thus strengthened with all might,
We, in the spirit of Thy Son,
Shall pray, and pray aright.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #31

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 of all grace, we come to thee
Author: James Montgomery
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #31

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #31

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Devotional hymns #S117

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #524

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #594

The Gospel Hymnal #d182

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University Hymns #223

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