My God, beneath Thy watching eye

My God, beneath Thy watching eye

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 4 hymnals

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My God, beneath Thy watching eye,
I laid me down and slept;
Thy tender mercy, ever nigh,
In peace my spirit kept.

Under the shadow of Thy wings,
My weary limbs reposed,
And, undisturb'd by earthly things,
A day of labour closed.

Safe in Thine everlasting arms,
That compass'd me around,
Body and soul, from outward harms,
And inward fears were found.

Thus, till the morn in beauty broke,
My sleep was sweet to me;
Thy voice then call'd me, I awoke,
And found myself with Thee.

Humbly beside my couch I knelt,
And while I strove to pray,
The earnest in my heart I felt
Of blessings through the day.

Oh! oft, to cheer me, to and fro,
By restless passions driven,
Such nights of calm from care and woe,
Such days of hope be given.



Source: Sacred Poems and Hymns #210

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: My God, beneath Thy watching eye
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English

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