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God is my strong salvation

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 >

Translator: Arthur T. Maling

Arthur Thomas Maling was born in the Hertfordshire town of Royston in 1858, the son of a corn and seed merchant. He studied at Cambridge University, graduating with a B.A. in 1883. In 1886 he was taken on by James Murray, the first Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, as one of his assistants; he continued to work on the Dictionary for the next thirty years, transferring to Charles Onions’s staff after Murray died in 1915 (Onions was the fourth of the Dictionary’s Editors). Like most of the OED’s assistants, he worked on whatever words were given to him to tackle, but he did have special areas of expertise, including mathematics, natural sciences, and music. He also had a particular flair for what are sometimes called “function… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Min savas mia Dio, do kiun timu mi?
Title: God is my strong salvation
Author: James Montgomery
Translator: Arthur T. Maling
Language: Esperanto



Melchior Vulpius (PHH 397) composed this short chorale tune, published as a setting for the anonymous funeral hymn "Christus, der ist me in Leben" ("For Me to Live Is Jesus") in Vulpius's Ein Schön Geistlich Gesangbuch (1609). Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) based his Cantata 95 on this tune and provided tw…

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