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I take the journey of a day

I take the journey of a day

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

I take the journey of a day,
Thy sun, Lord, gives me light;
The moon and stars, Thy voice obey,
And watch me through the night.

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For mercies every hour bestow'd
Unceasing thanks are due;
Now, 'midst the dangers of the road,
Lord, bring me safely through.

Upheld by Thine Almighty arm,
And guided by Thine eye,
Storms cannot crush, nor lightnings harm,
Sickness nor plague come nigh.

Thou art Thy people's sun and shield,
Their glory and defence;
All elements allegiance yield
To sovereign Providence.

But not in Providence alone
The Godhead's footsteps shine,
In grace are mightier wonders shown,
Of love and power divine.

As these thus far on pilgrimage,
My lengthen'd course attend,
So may they lead me stage by stage,
To mine appointed end.

When all my journeyings here must cease,
And life no more shall be;
Lord, let me then depart in peace,
From every thing but Thee.

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 take the journey of a day
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
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