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In the morning hear my voice

In the morning hear my voice

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 12 hymnals

Representative Text

In the morning hear my voice,
Let me in thy light rejoice;
God, my Sun! my strength renew,
Send thy blessing down like dew.

Through the duties of the day,
Grant me, grace to watch and pray;
Live as always seeing Thee,
Knowing, "Thou, God! seest me."

When the evening skies display
Richer pomp than noon's array,
Be the shades of death to me
Bright with immortality.

When the round of care is run,
And the stars succeed the sun,
Songs of praise with prayer unite,
Crown the day, and hail the night.

Thus with thee, my God! my Friend!
Time begin, continue, end,
While life's joys and sorrows pass
Like the changes of the grass.

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: In the morning hear my voice
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


In the morning hear my voice. J. Montgomery. [Daily Prayer.] Montgomery's original manuscript of this hymn is dated "Jan. 7, 1834," and on it are given the names of fifteen persons to whom copies were sent. Montgomery published the hymn in his Original Hymns, 1853, No. 80, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, as "A Prayer for every day and all day long." Its use is mainly confined to America.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
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A Collection of Hymns #162

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A Selection of Hymns #398

Harmony in Praise #d98


Sacred Poems and Hymns #80

School-room Songs #d17

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Songs for the Service of Prayer #12

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes #12

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The Church Praise Book #32

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #689

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #802

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #897

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #897

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