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Though I walk the downward shade

Though I walk the downward shade

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

Though I walk the downward shade,
Deepening through the vale of death,
Yet I will not be afraid,
But, with my departing breath,
I will glory in my God,
In my Saviour I will trust,
Strengthen'd by His staff and rod,
While this body falls to dust.

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Soon on wings, on wings of love,
My transported soul shall rise,
Like the home-returning dove,
Vanishing through boundless skies;
Then, where death shall be no more,
Sin nor suffering e'er molest,
All my days of mourning o'er,
In his presence I shall rest.

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Though I walk the downward shade
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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A Collection of Hymns #411

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A Collection of Hymns #424

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Hymns for Church and Home #398

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #230

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Songs of the Soul #595

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The Christian Hymn Book #1071

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #369c

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d1085

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