Father of Jesus Christ our Lord

Father of Jesus Christ our Lord, Our Father too through Him art Thou

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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Father of Jesus Christ our Lord,
Our Father too through Him art Thou,
Met in his Name, with one accord,
Own and accept thy Children now.

A part of Thy great family,
Who in Thy House have found their home,
Here it is good for us to be;
Hence let no more our footsteps roam.

All we like sheep have gone astray,
Scatter'd, and torn, and tempest-tost,
Each one had turn'd to his own way,
And each in his own way was lost.

But the good Shepherd from above
Came into the wilderness,
In his omnipotence of love,
To seek and save, to heal and bless.

He call'd us with His gentle voice,
Now to that call may we reply,
And make His staff and rod our choice,
Amidst His flock to live and die.

For His soul's travail may He see
Our names with His redeem'd enroll'd,
At that great day, when there shall be,
In Heaven, one Shepherd and one fold.

Sacred Poems and Hymns, 1854

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: Father of Jesus Christ our Lord, Our Father too through Him art Thou
Title: Father of Jesus Christ our Lord
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

Notes

Father of Jesus Christ our Lord. J. Montgomery. [Public Worship.] This was printed for use of the Sheffield Church National Schools Festival, Whitmonday, 1840; again for the Sheffield Wesleyan Sunday School Union Whitsuntide Festival, 1851; and in Montgomery's Original Hymns, 1853.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)




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