Hasten, Lord, to my release

Hasten, Lord, to my release

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 27 hymnals

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Hasten, Lord, to my release;
Haste to help me, O my God!
Foes like armed bands increase;—
Turn them back the way they trod.

Dark temptations round me press,
Evil thoughts my soul assail;
Doubts and fears, in my distress,
Rise, till flesh and spirit fail.

Thou mine only helper art,
My redeemer from the grave;
Strength of my desiring heart,
Father! Helper! haste to save!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #216

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: Hasten, Lord, to my release
Author: James Montgomery

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #216

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #216

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Church Psalmist #P70b

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Church Psalmist #P70b

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Church Psalmist #P70b

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #683

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #640

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Hymns of the Spirit #353

Parish Psalmody #d260

Parish Psalmody #d268

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d292

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P70.2

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #823

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b598

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #598

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Songs for the Sanctuary #598

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Songs for the Sanctuary #598

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Songs for the Sanctuary #598

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #598

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #598

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Songs of the Church #999

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The Baptist Hymn Book #926

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #P70a

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #478

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The Congregational Hymn Book #583

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #532

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