I cannot call affliction sweet

I cannot call affliction sweet

Author: James Montgomery
Tune: BOND
Published in 34 hymnals

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I cannot call affliction sweet,
And yet 'twas good to bear:
Affliction brought me to Thy feet,
And I found comfort there.

My weanèd soul was all-resign'd
To Thy most gracious will;
Oh! had I kept that better mind,
Or been afflicted still!

Where are the vows which then I vow'd,
The joys which then I knew?
Those vanish'd, like the morning cloud,
These like the early dew.

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Lord, grant me grace for every day,
Whate'er my state may be,
Through life, in death, with truth to say,
"My God is all to me!"



Source: Sacred Poems and Hymns #182

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: I cannot call affliction sweet
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English

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Christian Melodies #104

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Christian Melodies #104

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #651

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #702

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #660

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #660

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Plymouth Collection #a789

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #789

Prison Hymn Book #d140

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #182

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad464

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b971

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Songs for the Sanctuary #971

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Songs for the Sanctuary #971

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Songs for the Sanctuary #971

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #971

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #971

Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed. #d68

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Songs of the Church #578

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #789

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The Baptist Psalmody #754

The Book of Praise #d322

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The Church and Sunday-School Hymnal #268

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The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book #85

The Devotional Hymn Book #d212

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The Gospel Psalmist #494

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The Psalmist #582

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The Psalmist #582

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #129b

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d424

The Southern Psalmist #d356

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d370

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Vestry Harmonies #139c

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