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.

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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

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: The pure and peaceful mind
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English

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Mission Songs #135

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #328

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #251

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d378

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