O God, Thou Art My God Alone

O God, thou art my God alone, Early to thee my soul shall cry

Author: James Montgomery (1822)
Published in 126 hymnals

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1 O God, thou art my God alone;
early to thee my soul shall cry,
a pilgrim in a land unknown,
a thirty land whose springs are dry.

2 Yet thro' this rough and thorny maze
I follow hard on thee, my God;
thy hand unseen upholds my ways;
I safely tread where thou hast trod.

3 Thee in the watches of the night
when I remember on my bed,
thy presence makes the darkness light;
thy guardian wings are round my head.

4 Better than life itself thy love,
dearer than all beside to me;
for whom have I in heav'n above,
or what on earth, compared with thee?

5 Praise with my heart, my mind, my voice,
for all thy mercy I will give;
my soul shall still in God rejoice;
my tongue shall bless thee while I live.


Source: Rejoice in the Lord #105

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 >

Text Information

First Line: O God, thou art my God alone, Early to thee my soul shall cry
Title: O God, Thou Art My God Alone
Author: James Montgomery (1822)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

WAINWRIGHT (R. Wainwright)


CREATION (Haydn)

The tune CREATION is taken from the chorus “The Heavens Are Telling” from the well known oratorio The Creation (1798) by Franz Joseph Haydn (b. Rohrau, Austria, 1732; d. Vienna, Austria, 1809). Haydn's life was relatively uneventful, but his artistic legacy was truly astounding. He began his mus…

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SARRATT


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Rejoice in the Lord #105

The Book of Praise #37

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