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Out of the depths of woe

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Out of the depths of woe,
To Thee, O Lord, I cry;
Darkness surrounds Thee, but I know
That Thou art ever nigh.

Like them whose longing eyes
Watch till the morning star,
Though late and seen through tempests, rise,
Heaven’s portals to unbar,—

Like them I watch and pray;
And though it tarry long,
Catch the first gleam of welcome day
Then burst into a song.

Glory to God above!
The waters soon will cease;
For lo, the swift returning dove
Brings home the sign of peace.

Though storms Thy face obscure,
And dangers threaten loud,
Thy holy covenant is sure;
Thy bow is in the cloud!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #547

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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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #547

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #547

A New Book of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal and Other Churches #d201

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A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes #403

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #492

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Carmina Sanctorum #492

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Church Psalmist #P130d

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Church Psalmist #P130d

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Church Psalmist #P130d

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Devotional hymns #224

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #437

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #280

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #403

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #403

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #431

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #431

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #695

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #429

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d232

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Hymns of the Church Universal #247

Hymns of the Millennial Dawn, with Music #d225

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Hymns of the Spirit #599

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National Hymn and Tune Book #85

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New Hymn and Tune book #215e

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New Hymn and Tune Book #215e

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #1291

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Parish Hymns #344

Parish Psalmody #d654

Parish Psalmody #d667

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Poems and Hymns of Dawn #231

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d303

Psalmista #d199

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #82

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad890

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Songs for the Sanctuary #587

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Songs for the Sanctuary #587

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Songs for the Sanctuary #587

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #587

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Songs of the Church #359

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d636

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The Baptist Hymn Book #1060

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The Christian Hymn Book #1017

The Christian Minstrel #d221

The Christian Minstrel #d252

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #P130d

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The Church Praise Book #326

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d590

The Gospel Hymnal #d496

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The Heart and Voice #236b

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #283

The Millennial Chorister #d75

The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d487

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #286c

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d856

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The Sabbath School Hymn and Tune Book #125

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The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #335

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The Tribute of Praise #335

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The Tribute of Praise #335

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Vestry Harmonies #129a

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