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

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

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

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Instances

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

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: with tunes #172

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

Our Glad Hosanna #d279

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #355

The A. M. E. Zion Hymnal #d560

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d912

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d815

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #183

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

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #4

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