With men impossible

With men impossible

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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With men impossible!
What hope remains for me?
A sinner on the verge of hell,
How? whither? shall I flee?

"Flee from the wrath to come,"
I hear Jehovah say;
What can I do--let doubt be dumb,--
What can I--but obey?

His sceptre or His rod,
Who shall control them?--None:
All things are possible with God,
He speaks, and it is done.

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'Tis but to know His will,
And in His power confide,
Then faith may bid the sun stand still,
Or walk upon the tide.

The Lord can make a worm
Almighty if He please,
And at His single word perform
Impossibilities.

When to the blind man's eyes
He saith "Behold!" 'tis so:
And when He calls the dead, they rise,
Though the grave's mouth cries "No!"

Then, my Redeemer, then,
From wrath to love I flee,
The things impossible to men,
Are possible with Thee.

I, at Thy feet, in dust,
My unbelief resign,
In Thee alone is all my trust,
Lord, save me, I am thine.

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 >

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First Line: With men impossible
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English

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