Thy word, Almighty Lord

Thy word, Almighty Lord

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 32 hymnals

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Thy word, Almighty Lord,
Where'er it enters in,
Is sharper than a two-edged sword
To slay the man of sin.

Thy word is power and life;
It bids confusion cease,
And changes envy, hatred, strife,
To love, and joy, and peace.

Then let our hearts obey
The gospel's glorious sound,
And all its fruits, from day to day,
Be in us and abound.

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: Thy word, Almighty Lord
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English

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Instances (1 - 32 of 32)

A Collection of Familiar and Original Hymns and Tunes #d109

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A Collection of Familiar and Original Hymns with New Meanings. 2nd ed. #107

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #63

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d749

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #158

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #158

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #377

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #377

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Hymn Service for the Sunday School #21

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Hymnal for Christian Science Church and Sunday School Services #40

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #288

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #288

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #172

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #686

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New Hymn and Tune book #249c

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New Hymn and Tune Book #249c

Our Glad Hosanna #d279

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #355

The A. M. E. Zion Hymnal #434

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d912

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d815

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The Epworth Hymnal #92

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The Heart and Voice #208d

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #183

The Lesser Hymnal #d323

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The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #363

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The Tribute of Praise #363

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The Tribute of Praise #363

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The Voice of Praise #4

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