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

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


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)



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Sacred Poems and Hymns #80

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #897

Harmony in Praise #d98

School-room Songs #d17

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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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