O my soul! with all thy powers

O my soul! with all thy powers

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 5 hymnals

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O my soul! with all thy powers,
Bless the Lord's most holy name;
O my soul! till life's last hours,
Bless the Lord, His praise proclaim;
Thine infirmities He heal'd,
He thy peace and pardon seal'd.

He with loving-kindness crown'd thee,
Satisfied thy mouth with good,
From the snares of death unbound thee,
Eagle-like thy youth renew'd:
Rich in tender mercy He,
Slow to wrath, to favour free.

He will not retain displeasure,
Though awhile He hide His face,
Nor His God-like bounty measure
By our merit, but His grace:
As the heaven the earth transcends,
Over us His care extends.

Far as east and west are parted,
He our sins hath sever'd thus;
As a father, loving-hearted,
Spares his son, He spareth us;
For He knows our feeble frame.
He remembers whence we came.

From eternity enduring,
To eternity, the Lord,
Still His people's bliss insuring,
Keeps His covenanted word:
Yea, with truth and righteousness,
Children's children He will bless.

As in heaven, His throne and dwelling,
King on earth He holds His sway;
Angels! ye in strength excelling,
Bless the Lord, His voice obey:
All His works beneath the pole
Bless the Lord, with thee, my soul!

Source: Sacred Poems and Hymns #47

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: O my soul! with all thy powers
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English



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