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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

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 >

Text Information

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



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
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Church Poetry #79

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Church Psalmody #111

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Hymns and Offices of Worship #137

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #137

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #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

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #238c

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d438

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