Lord of all power and might

Lord of all power and might, All want and weakness we

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 2 hymnals

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Lord of all power and might!
All want and weakness we,
For food and raiment, life and light,
Daily look up to Thee.

Thy providence commands
The blessing from above
Upon the labours of our hands,
And offices of love.

When low by sickness brought,
Through frailty of the flesh,
Amidst the travail of our thought,
Thy comforts us refresh.

In darkness though we stray,
Where tempted saints have trod,
'Tis good for us, like them to stay
Our souls upon our God.

In Thee we live and move,
And have our being still;
So teach Thou us, to know and prove,
To choose and do Thy will.

Thy word, which cannot fail,
Thy strength, in weakness shown,
Thy grace, which ever must prevail,
Shall make Thy glory known.

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That glory be our aim,
Our hope and crown of joy;
And to extol Thy holy name,
Our first, last, sole employ.

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: Lord of all power and might, All want and weakness we
Title: Lord of all power and might
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English

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