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Is summer ended, harvest past

Is summer ended, harvest past

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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Is summer ended,--harvest past,
And I not sav'd?--God of grace,
Thy covenant yet standeth fast,
Still Thy command is--"Seek my face."

Ah! now or never may I call
On Thy great Name, through Christ, Thy Son;
This hour, this moment, I might fall,--
Fall, and for ever be undone.

Save, Lord, I perish!--hear my cry;
I walk in darkness,--Thou art light;
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Shine forth upon my spirit's eye,
Faith, that outsees the eye of sight.

Faint, yet pursuing, I lay hold
On Thy sure Word, which cannot fail;
Through weakness strong, by fear made bold,
I plead that Word, and must prevail.

Thine own Almightiness is mine,
When wrestling thus in prayer with Thee;
Through Christ's atonement, I am Thine;
Now let me Thy salvation see,

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 >

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First Line: Is summer ended, harvest past
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #280

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