Radiant Hope

O who in such a world as this

Author: James Montgomery
Tune: VALENTIA
Published in 23 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O who, in such a world as this,
Could bear his lot of pain,
Did not one radiant hope of bliss
Unclouded yet remain?

2 That hope the sovereign Lord has given
Who reigns above the skies;
Hope that united the soul to heaven
By faith's endearing ties.

3 Each care, each ill of mortal birth,
Is sent in pitying love,
To lift the lingering heart from earth,
And speed its flight above.

4 And every pang that wrings the breast,
And every joy that dies,
Bids us to seek a purer rest,
And trust to holier ties.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #673

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 who in such a world as this
Title: Radiant Hope
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 23 of 23)
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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in America #750

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #676

A New Book of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal and Other Churches #d197

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Dew Drops of Sacred Song #24b

Hymnal and Ritual Services for the Union Gospel Church #d74

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #663

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #663

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #750

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d841

Hymns of Progress #d139

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Methodist Social Hymn Book #142

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New Hymn and Tune book #69a

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New Hymn and Tune Book #69a

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #502

Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d322

Songs for the Lord's House #d362

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d618

The Church Hymnal #381

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The Heart and Voice #182c

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #673

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The Wesleyan Sacred Harp #66b

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The Wesleyan Sacred Harp #66b

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