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In spirit when I took my flight

In spirit when I took my flight

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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In spirit when I took my flight
Above the mount, to see
My Lord, transfigured in the light
Of His own Deity:--

I cried, not knowing what I said,
"'Tis good to tarry here!"
But, when the heavenly vision fled,
Transport gave way to fear.

No longer counting all things loss,
To glory in His name,
I thought it hard to bear the cross,
Hard to despise the shame.

Ah! thus, my soul, it should not be;
Lord Jesus! hear my prayer;
Give me a heart to follow Thee
All times, and every where.

Let but Thy presence with me go,
Thy love be my delight,
Then shall I walk, through weal or woe,
By faith, and not by sight.

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 >

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First Line: In spirit when I took my flight
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English
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