I love the Lord; He lent an ear

I love the Lord; He lent an ear

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 12 hymnals

Representative Text

I love the Lord;--He lent an ear,
When I for help implored;
He rescued me from all my fear,
Therefore I love the Lord.

Bound hand and foot with chains of sin,
Death dragg'd me for his prey;
The pit was moved to take me in,
All hope was far away.

I cried in agony of mind,
"Lord, I beseech Thee, save:"
He held me;--Death his prey resign'd,
And Mercy shut the grave.

Return, my soul, unto thy rest,
From God no longer roam:
His hand hath bountifally blest,
His goodness call'd thee home.

What shall I render unto Thee,
My Saviour in distress,
For all Thy benefits to me;
So great and numberless?

This will I do, for Thy love's sake,
And thus Thy power proclaim,
Salvation's sacred cup I'll take,
And call upon Thy name.

Thou God of covenanted grace!
Hear and record my vow,
While in Thy courts I seek Thy face,
And at Thine altar bow.

Henceforth myself to Thee I give,
With single, heart and eye,
To walk before Thee while I live,
And bless Thee when I die.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

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 >

Text Information

First Line: I love the Lord; He lent an ear
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
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Hymns and Offices of Worship: for use in schools: with an appendix of tunes #137

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Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #105


Sacred Poems and Hymns #123

The Book of Worship #d209

The Church-Book #d173

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #206

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d438

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