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We lift our eyes, our hands, to Thee

We lift our eyes, our hands, to Thee

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 2 hymnals

Full Text

We lift our eyes, our hands, to Thee,
Our knees, our souls, to Thee we bend;
Father of all earth's family,
The appointed weeks of harvest send.

The ground, Thy table, is full-spread
With food to nourish man and beast,
Hast Thou prepared the children's bread,
And wilt Thou now forbid the feast?

Summer and winter, day and night,
Seed-time and harvest Thou hast will'd;
And dew and rain, and warmth and light,
Have each their gracious work fulfill'd.

Shall whelming floods the hopes destroy
Of those who in Thy promise trust?
Shall storms prevent the reaper's joy,
And lay his confidence in dust?

O bid the winds and waters cease,
The lowering firmament unshroud;
Think on Thy covenant of peace,
Look on Thy bow,--'tis in the cloud!

We fall adoring at Thy feet,
Our prayer is heard, the veil is riven;
With pure beart-offerings let us eat
The bread that cometh down from heaven.

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 >

Text Information

First Line: We lift our eyes, our hands, to Thee
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English


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