Hear me, O Lord! in my distress, Hear me in truth and righteousnessAuthor: James Montgomery
Published in 11 hymnals
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.
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
|Instances (1 - 11 of 11)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #P143b||Hear me, O Lord! in my distress||1847|
|Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #P143b||Mental Afflictions and Trials||Hear me, O Lord, in my distress||L. M.||1845|
|Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #P143b||Hear me, O Lord! in my distress||1843|
|Hymns for Christian Melody #284||Hear me, O Lord, in my distress||Montgomery||1835|
|Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #236||Mental Afflictions and Trials||Hear me, O Lord, in my distress||Montgomery||Psalm 143||1875|
|Sacred Poems and Hymns #176||Hear me, O Lord! in my distress||Hear me, O Lord! in my distress||James Montgomery||22.214.171.124||Psalm 43; Galatians 2:20||1854|
|The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #928||Hear me, O Lord, in my distress||Montgomery||1859|
|The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns: with copious selections from other sources; the whole carefully revised and arranged, with directions for musical expression #P143b||Hear me, O Lord, in my distress||Montgomery||1840|
|The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #331||Hear me, O Lord, in my distress||L. M.||1833||Penitential Confession ||
|The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #331||Hear me, O Lord, in my distress||1829|
|The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #434||Hear me, O Lord, in my distress||Montgomery||1853|