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O thou, my light, my life, my joy

O thou, my light, my life, my joy

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 39 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O THOU, my light, my life, my joy,
My glory, and my all!
Unsent by thee no good can come,
No evil can befall.

2 Such are thy schemes of providence,
And methods of thy grace,
That I may safely trust in thee
Through all this wilderness.

3 'Tis thine outstretched and powerful arm
Upholds me in the way;
And thy rich bounty well supplies
The wants of every day.

4 For such compassions, O my God,
Ten thousand thanks are due;
For such compassions, I esteem
Ten thousand thanks too few.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #128

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 thou, my light, my life, my joy
Author: James Montgomery

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A Manual of Devotion for Soldiers and Sailors #21

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A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes #208

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d538

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Devotional hymns #40

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #39

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #39

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #92

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #92

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Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #60

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #202

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d616

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #342

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S383

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #B189

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #159

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #50.159

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The Baptist Hymn Book #159

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The Baptist Psalmody #53

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #112

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The Christian Hymn Book #74

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The Christian hymnal #393

The Christian Hymnist #d404

The Church Hymn Book #d732

The National Baptist Hymn Book #d417

The National Baptist Hymn Book #ad417

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The National Baptist Hymnal #114

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The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book #107

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The Psalmist #S5

The Soldier's Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #d175

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d660

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The Standard Church Hymnal #25

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The Voice of Praise #128

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