The wind that brake the rocks, and rent

The wind that brake the rocks, and rent

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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The wind that brake the rocks, and rent
The mountains in its path;
The earthquake and the fire that went
Before the Lord in wrath,
Came not as spoilers to the prey,
But heralds to prepare His way.

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Himself the still small voice made known,
In all His power and grace;
So be to me his mercy shown,
Terror to love give place:
Than will I hide my face, and stay
To hear what God the Lord will say.

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 wind that brake the rocks, and rent
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6.8.8
Language: English

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #198

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