A Child is Born, the Birth Proclaim

A child is born, the birth proclaim

Author: James Montgomery
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A child is born,--the birth proclaim,
A son is given,--declare his name;
Messiah, from the Fall foretold,
The Deity in human mould;
--That mould from which, God's image lost
In Eden at so dire a cost,
The new creation shall restore,
And guilt efface its lines no more.

Hail! to His rising from afar,
He is the bright and morning star;
His healing beams, ye nations, bless,
He is the Sun of Righteousness
To save His people from their sins,
Jesus His suffering life begins;
Ere long as Christ our sacrifice,
The Holy and the Just One dies.

Again His glorious name record,
As David's Son and David's Lord;
He mounts the mediatorial throne,
To claim earth's kingdoms for his own:
Him every eye again shall see
Descend in power and majesty,
His ransom'd in the clouds to meet,
And put all foes beneath his feet.

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: A child is born, the birth proclaim
Title: A Child is Born, the Birth Proclaim
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: D
Language: English