O Lord our God, Thy light and truth

O Lord our God, Thy light and truth

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 10 hymnals

Representative Text

O Lord our God, Thy light and truth
To us Thy children send,
That we may serve Thee in our youth,
And love Thee to the end.

By nature sinful, weak, and blind,
The downward path we trod,
Our wandering heart and wayward mind
Were enemies to God.

But friends and guardians now, through grace,
Our heedless steps restrain,
They teach us, Lord, to seek Thy face,
Which none shall seek in vain.

Hence to the hills we lift our eyes,
From which salvation springs;
O Sun of Righteousness, arise,
With bealing in Thy wings!

Arise,--and o'er this vale of tears,
Shine into perfect day,
Still heavenward, through progressive years,
Pointing the Christian's way.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

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 Lord our God, Thy light and truth
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 10 of 10)
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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #749

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Hymns selected from various authors #504

Parish Psalmody #d595

Parish Psalmody #d608


Sacred Poems and Hymns #316

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #102

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d286

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d525

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