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Green pastures and clear streams

Green pastures and clear streams

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 23 hymnals

Representative Text

Green pastures and clear streams,
Freedom and quiet rest,
Christ's flock enjoy, beneath His beams,
Or in His shadow rest.

The mountain and the vale,
Forest and field, they range;
The morning dew, the evening gale,
Bring health in every change.

Secure amidst alarms,
From violence or snares,
The lambs He gathers in His arms,
And in His bosom bears.

The woumded and the weak
He comforts, heals, and binds;
The lost He came from heaven to seek,
And saves them when He finds.

Through wilds of brier and thorn,
In darkness if they stray,
They wander not like waifs forlorn;
Their Shepherd is their way.

Should storms of trouble blow,
Warn'd of the coming shock,
They to the Rock of Ages go;
Their Shepherd is their Rock.

Let earth and hell oppose,
Let Satan take the field;
Quench'd are the darts of all their foes;
Their Shepherd is their shield.

Death may assail; but death
Is vanquish'd in the strife;
The moment of departing breath,
Begins eternal life.

Conflicts and trials done,
His glory they behold,
Where Jesus and His flock are one,
One Shepherd and one fold.

When the last trump shall sound,
And graves break up their sleep,
At His right hand may we be found,
Among the chosen sheep.

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Green pastures and clear streams
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 23 of 23)
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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #176

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #248

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #248

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #248

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #248

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #248

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #248

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #304

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a304

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Hymnal for Christian Science Church and Sunday School Services #186

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Hymns for Public Worship #334

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #126

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Plymouth Collection #a845

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #845


Sacred Poems and Hymns #54

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #584

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The Baptist Harp #242

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #845

The Choralist #d115

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The Congregational Hymn Book #731

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The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book #H407

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The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #462

The Soldier's Manual of Devotion, or Book of Common Prayer 2d ed. #d33

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