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Lord, I have put my trust in Thee

Lord, I have put my trust in Thee

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

Lord, I have put my trust in Thee,
Turn not my confidence to shame;
Thy promise is a rock to me,
A tower of refuge is Thy name.

Thou hast upheld me from the womb;
Thou wert my strength and hope in youth;
Now trembling, bending o'er the tomb,
I lean upon Thine arm of truth.

Though I have long outlived my peers,
And stand amid the world alone,
(A stranger left by former years),
I know my God,--by Him am known.

Cast me not off in mine old age,
Forsake me not in my last hour;
The foe hath not foregone his rage,
The lion ravins to devour.

Not far, my God, not far remove:
Sin and the world still spread their snares,
Stand by me now, or they will prove
Too crafty yet for my grey hairs.

Me through what troubles hast Thou brought,
Me with what consolations crown'd!
Now be Thy last deliverance wrought,
My soul in peace with Thee be found.

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: Lord, I have put my trust in Thee
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d469


Sacred Poems and Hymns #220

Page Scan

The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #P71d

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