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.

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

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 >

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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
Language: English



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