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Thee, in the watches of the night

Thee, in the watches of the night, My spirit would adore

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 2 hymnals

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Thee, in the watches of the night,
My spirit would adore,
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O God! in darkness, as in light,
Defend me evermore.

Yet not in Providence alone,
In grace, Thyself impart;
Erect Thy temple, fix Thy throne,
Rule Thou within my heart.

The morn and evening sacrifice,
The noon and midnight prayer,
I know that Thou wilt not despise,
When meekly offer'd there.

Though heaven and earth Thy presence fill.
Thou surely art, O Lord,
With Him who loves and does Thy will,
Who hears and keeps Thy word.

Henceforth be this the aim and end
Of all my life below,--
Till to the tomb my dust descend,
To Thee my spirit go.



Source: Sacred Poems and Hymns #213

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: Thee, in the watches of the night, My spirit would adore
Title: Thee, in the watches of the night
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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