Walking on the winged wind

Walking on the winged wind

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

Walking on the wingëd wind,
Fear before Him, Death behind;
When the Lord came down in wrath,
Clouds and darkness girt His path.

Thence abroad His arrows flew,
Thick and fast they smote and slew;
We in dust and ashes lay,
None could help,--but all could pray.

Fervent prayer had power with God,
Caught the lightnings on its rod,
Faith and hope, amidst our bands,
Holding up its weary hands.

Prayer prevail'd amidst despair,
God delights to honour prayer;
Judgment laid its terrors by,
Mercy beam'd o'er earth and sky.

Now be sorrow turned to song,
Let the bruised reed grow strong,
Smoking flax break forth and blaze,
Prayer transform itself to praise.

Let the living now record
All the goodness of the Lord;
Him let the redeem'd adore,
Go in peace, and sin no more.

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: Walking on the winged wind
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #291

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