God over all, the sun by day

God over all, the sun by day

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 2 hymnals

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God over all, the sun by day
Reveals Thy glory in His light;
The moon and stars Thy voice obey,
And mark Thy presence through the night.

God over all, the earth that yields
Her flowers and fruits at Thy command,
From mountains, rivers, woods, and fields,
Pours the rich bounties of Thy hand.

To us, the poorest of the poor,
High as Thou art Thy care descends;
Thy mercies are for ever sure,
Thou art our Father, these our friends.

Are these our friends?--Thou God of grace,
Reward their love a thousand fold;
And may they ever in Thy face,
Their best, their dearest friend behold.

Art Thou our Father?--we confess,
With grief and shame our sin and guilt;
O turn from our unrighteousness,
Look on Thy Son,--His blood was spilt.

He bore the chastening of Thy rod,
That we might by His stripes be heal'd;
He died for us, the Lamb of God!
He rose, and our redemption seal'd.

And shall we, dare we, can we still
Resist Thy fear, Thy love despise?
No, take us,--soul, affection, will--
A free and living sacrifice.

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 over all, the sun by day
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Sacred Poems and Hymns #347

The Halifax Selection of Hymns #d150

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