My times are in Thy hand, O gracious God

My times are in Thy hand, O gracious God

Author: James Montgomery
Tune: [My times are in Thy hand, O gracious God]
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1 My time are in Thy hand, O gracious Lord;
So help me to improve each moment giv’n,
That, guided by Thy Spirit thro’ Thy Word,
I shall make progress tow’rd the gate of Heav’n.

Refrain:
My times are in Thy hand,
My times are in Thy hand.

2 My times are in Thy hand; I will not strive
To change the course which Thou for me hast planned;
Nor in my foolish haste would I presume
To doubt the wisdom of Thy guiding hand. [Refrain]

3 My times are in Thy hand; I will not fear
The angry menace of an evil world;
Content to know that Thou art ever near
To shield me from all darts by Satan hurled. [Refrain]

4 And so, O Lord, I would securely rest;
And trust Thee where I cannot understand;
Assured that what Thou dost is for the best,
And that my times are ever in Thy hand. [Refrain]

Source: Glad Tidings in Song #53

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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Author: James Montgomery

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