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The Word of God, Quick and Powerful

Thy word, Almighty Lord

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 33 hymnals

Representative Text

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

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

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



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

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
Title: The Word of God, Quick and Powerful
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 33 of 33)

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 African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in America #686

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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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