Hear me, O Lord! in my distress

Hear me, O Lord! in my distress, Hear me in truth and righteousness

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 11 hymnals

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Hear me, O Lord! in my distress,
Hear me in truth and righteousness;
For, at Thy bar of judgment tried,
None living can be justified.

Lord! I have foes without, within,
The world, the flesh, indwelling sin,
Life's daily ills, temptation's power,
And Satan roaring to devour.

These, these, my fainting soul surround,
My strength is smitten to the ground;
Like those long dead, beneath their weight,
Crush'd is my heart, and desolate.

Yet in the gloom of silent thought,
I call to mind what God hath wrought,
Thy wonders in the days of old,
Thy mercies great and manifold.

Ah! then to Thee I stretch my hands,
Like fainting streams through desert sands;
I thirst for thee, as harvest plains,
Parch'd by the summer, thirst for rains.

O let me not thus hopeless lie
Like one condemn'd at morn to die;
But with the morning may I see
Thy loving kindness visit me.

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Teach me Thy will, subdue my own;
Thou art my God, and Thou alone,
By Thy good Spirit guide me still,
Safe from all foes, to Zion's Hill.

Release my soul from trouble, Lord,
Quicken and keep me by Thy word;
May all its promises be mine!
Thou art my portion,--I am Thine.



Source: Sacred Poems and Hymns #176

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: Hear me, O Lord! in my distress, Hear me in truth and righteousness
Title: Hear me, O Lord! in my distress
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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Church Psalmist #P143b

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Church Psalmist #P143b

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Church Psalmist #P143b

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Hymns for Christian Melody #284

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #236

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #176

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The Baptist Hymn Book #928

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #P143b

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #331

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #331

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The Psalmody #434

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