Body and soul to Thee I give

Body and soul to Thee I give

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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Body and soul to Thee I give,
As a thank-offering free,
Living,--to Thee, my God, to live,
Dying,--to die to Thee.

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Then shall my tongue confess
The virtue of Thy name,
My heart believe to righteousness,
My life Thy love proclaim.

Yea, death itself shall be
My passport of release,
And the grave's vaunted victory,
The sign and seal of peace,--

The end of mortal strife;
In Jesus I shall sleep,
Who, till I wake to endless life,
My soul will safely keep.

Sing--blessed are the dead,
Who from their labours rest,
Through Him who was their life, their head,
Of perfect bliss possest.

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: Body and soul to Thee I give
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English



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