They That Mourn In Dungeon Gloom

They that mourn in dungeon gloom

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 They that mourn in dungeon gloom,
Bound in iron and despair,
Sentenced to a heavier doom
Than the pangs they suffer there—

2 Foes and rebels once to God,
They disdained His high control;
Now they feel His fiery rod
Striking terrors through their soul,

3 Wrung with agony they fall
To the dust, and gazing round,
Call for help—in vain they call,
Help, nor hope, nor friend are found.

4 Then unto the Lord they cry.
He inclines a gracious ear,
Sends deliverance from on high,
Rescues them from all their fear.

5 He restores their forfeit breath,
Breaks in twain the gates of brass;
From the bands and grasp of death,
Forth to liberty they pass.

6 O that men would praise the Lord,
For His goodness to their race;
For the wonders of His word,
And the riches of His grace!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12997

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: They that mourn in dungeon gloom
Title: They That Mourn In Dungeon Gloom
Author: James Montgomery
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #12997
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The Cyber Hymnal #12997

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