Him wilt Thou keep in perfect peace

Him wilt Thou keep in perfect peace

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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Him wilt Thou keep in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stay'd on Thee;
Me, Lord, from pining care release,
And vain perplexity.

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'Tis not the bleeding wounds of grief,
Whose anguish I bemoan;
An evil heart of unbelief,
A cold, hard heart of stone;--

O'er this, in loneliness, I wake,
And darkness to be felt,
Since Sinai's thunders cannot break,
Nor Calvary's sufferings melt.

Uncheer'd with hopes, unawed by fears,
All comfort banish'd hence,
O for a burst of contrite tears!
A pang of penitence!

O for one grain of saving faith,
Upspringing in my breast!
"Come unto Me," my Saviour saith,
"And I will give thee rest."

I hear, I know the joyful sound;
I fly that call to meet,
And find, what all who sought have found
Rest at His blessed feet.

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: Him wilt Thou keep in perfect peace
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #184

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