Green pastures and clear streams

Green pastures and clear streams

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 21 hymnals

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Green pastures and clear streams,
Freedom and quiet rest,
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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.

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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

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

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First Line: Green pastures and clear streams
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English

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Instances

Instances (1 - 21 of 21)
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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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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 of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #845

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #54

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #584

The Choralist #d115

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #731

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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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