Another day, a day of grace

Another day, a day of grace

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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Another day, a day of grace
Is given us from on high;
The sun rejoicing runs his race
Of glory round the sky.

We love to hail him on the way,
With healing in his wings,
For every time he brings a day,
A day of grace he brings;--

Of grace to weary ones, who sleep
As homeless Jacob slept;
Of grace to penitents, who weep
As fallen Peter wept;--

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Grace, such as humble Mary moved
To choose the better part,
Saul's slaughter-breathing zeal reproved,
And open'd Lydia's heart.

Such grace be ours, howe'er the past
Have well or ill been spent;
To-day,--since this may be our last,--
To-day let us repent.

Now young and old, now great and small,
Seek we our Saviour's face,
That we henceforth this day may call
A day indeed of grace.

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: Another day, a day of grace
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English



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