Though the fig-tree's blossom fail

Though the fig-tree's blossom fail

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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Though the fig-tree's blossom fail,
And the vines should bring no fruit;
Though the olive, smit with hail,
Cast its foliage round the root;
Though the fields should yield no meat,
And the herds forsake the stall,
In the folds no flocks should bleat
At the shepherd's well-known call:--

Yet will I in God rejoice,
In Jehovah I will trust,
And extol, with heart and voice,
His salvation from the dust;
He can raise my fallen head,
He can all my sickness cure;
God will give His children bread,
And their water shall be sure.

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: Though the fig-tree's blossom fail
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 7.7.7.7 D
Language: English

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #197

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