God is my strong salvation

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 >

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 mein 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 two…

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