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The pure and peaceful mind

The pure and peaceful mind

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 6 hymnals

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The pure and peaceful mind,
The meek and lowly heart,
The patient will to Thine resign'd
God of all power impart.

Young though in years we be,
In health and spirits strong;
What is the life of man to Thee?
The longest is not long.

A thousand years, a day,
Are equal in Thy sight;
Our generations pass away,
Like watches of the night.

Lord, make us timely wise
To know our call of grace;
And with the moment, as it flies,
Run our appointed race:

Still keep the end in view,
Tarry nor turn aside,
Perils, allurements, bonds break through,
Most faithful when most tried!

Thus, till we reach the goal,
All else we count but loss;
Nor till we gain the prize,--our soul,--
Grow weary of the Cross.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

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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First Line: The pure and peaceful mind
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English