Hid in the rock-cleft, let me stand

Hid in the rock-cleft, let me stand

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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Hid in the rock-cleft, let me stand,
While Thou art passing by,
But from the glory, with Thine hand,
Lord, screen me, or I die.

On Sinai Thy pavilion spread,
Speak from the fire to me,
If trembling I may turn my head
To noon-dark Calvary.

Come with the whirlwind, earthquake, flame,
Yet shall my soul rejoice,
To hear them follow'd by Thy name,
Told in the still small voice.

Be mercy mingled with the cup,
My Father gives to drink,
Lest over-sorrow swallow up
The spirit prone to sink.

And when, before the great white throne,
With all the human race,
I stand, as though I stood alone,
My God, may I find grace!

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 >

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First Line: Hid in the rock-cleft, let me stand
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #196

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