Come, from your dwellings, girls and boys

Come, from your dwellings, girls and boys

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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Come, from your dwellings, girls and boys,
Come in your neat though plain array;
From work and pastime, tools and toys,
Come to the children's holy day.

Come from the valley and the hills,
Round Wadsley Church, by Wharncliffe woods:
Come from the forges, tilts, and mills
On Rivelin, Dun, and Loxley floods.

We gladly answer, while we throng
Through fields and lanes--We come, we come,
To sing the children's sweetest song,--
Stones might cry out if we were dumb.

Hosanna to our Saviour King,
Who came from heaven for us to die;
Hosanna let the moorlands ring,
Hosanna all their rocks reply.

At church, in school, this day, good Lord!
With reverence and with godly fear,
Teach us to hearken to Thy word,
And then to practise what we hear.

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Our weakness help, our sins forgive,
Confirm our faith, our love increase;
That we may serve Thee while we live
And when we die, depart in Peace.

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: Come, from your dwellings, girls and boys
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English



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