One thing, with all my soul's desire

One thing, with all my soul's desire

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 4 hymnals

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One thing, with all my soul's desire,
I sought and will pursue;
What Thine own Spirit doth inspire,
Lord, for Thy servant do.

Grant me within Thy courts a place,
Among Thy saints a seat,
For ever to behold Thy face,
And worship at Thy feet.

In Thy pavilion to abide,
When storms of trouble blow,
And in Thy tabernacle hide,
Secure from every foe.

"Seek ye My face-" without delay,
When thus I hear Thee speak,
My heart would leap for joy, and say,
"Thy face, Lord, will I seek."

Then leave me not, when griefs assail,
And earthly comforts flee,
When father, mother, kindred fail,
My God, remember me.

Oft had I fainted, and resign'd
Of every hope my hold,
But mine affections brought to mind
Thy benefits of old.

Wait on the Lord, with courage wait;
My soul, disdain to fear:
The righteous Judge is at the gate,
And thy redemption near.

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 >

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First Line: One thing, with all my soul's desire
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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