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Our soul shall magnify the Lord, In him our spirit shall rejoice

Our soul shall magnify the Lord, In him our spirit shall rejoice

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 14 hymnals

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Our soul shall magnify the Lord,
In Him our spirit shall rejoice;
Assembled here with sweet accord,
Our hearts shall praise Him with our voice.

Since He regards our low estate,
And hears His handmaids when they pray,
We humbly plead at Mercy's gate,
Where none are ever turn'd away.

The poor are His peculiar care,
To them His promises are sure;
His gifts the poor in spirit share:
O may we always thus be poor!

God of our hope, to Thee we bow,
Thou art our refuge in distress;
The Husband of the widow, Thou,
The Father of the fatherless.

May we the law of love fulfil,
To bear each other's burdens here;
Suffer, and do Thy righteous will,
And walk in all Thy faith and fear.

Didst Thou not give Thy Son to die,
For our transgressions, in our stead?
And can Thy goodness aught deny
To those for whom Thy Son hath bled?

Then may our union, here begun,
Endure for ever, firm and free;
At Thy right-hand may we be one,
One with each other, and with Thee.

Source: Sacred Poems and Hymns #285

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: Our soul shall magnify the Lord, In him our spirit shall rejoice
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 14 of 14)

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for ... Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d274

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of the Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d276

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Church Harmonies #887

Church Hymns with Tunes #305

Hymns and Psalms, Original and Modern, Selected and Revised #d257

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d535


Sacred Poems and Hymns #285

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Sacred Poetry #75

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The Gospel Psalmist #952

The Halifax Selection of Hymns #d328

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The Psalms and Hymns #141

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