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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 40 hymnals

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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

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 >

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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

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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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