Now may the Lord our shepherd lead

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: Now may the Lord our shepherd lead
Author: James Montgomery



This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below. According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…

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Instances (1 - 14 of 14)
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Church Harmonies #977

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #87

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Hymns and Tunes #537

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d737

Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part I #d149

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Songs of Pilgrimage #139

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The Christian Hymn Book #715

The Christian Hymnal #d468

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The Christian Hymnal #529

The Gospel Hymnal #d409

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #82a

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d709

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #259

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