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I cannot call affliction sweet

I cannot call affliction sweet

Author: James Montgomery
Tune: BOND
Published in 32 hymnals

Representative Text

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

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… 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 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 #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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