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

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



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

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us