Glory to the Father give

Glory to the Father give, God, in whom we move and live

Author: James Montgomery
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Glory to the Father give,
God in whom we move and live,
Children's prayers He deigns to hear,
Children's songs delight His ear.

Glory to the Son we bring,
Christ, our Prophet, Priest, and King;
Children raise your sweetest strain
To the Lamb, for He was slain.

Glory to the Holy Ghost;
Be this day a Pentecost;
Children's minds may He inspire,
Touch their tongues with holy fire.

Glory in the highest be
To the blessed Trinity,
For the gospel from above,
For the word, that "God is love."

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: Glory to the Father give, God, in whom we move and live
Title: Glory to the Father give
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English
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Glory to the Father give. J. Montgomery. [Children praising God.] Written for the Sheffield Sunday School Union, 1825, and first printed as a broadsheet. In the same year it was published in his Christian Psalmist, No. 544, and again in his Original Hymns, 1853, No. 334. It was included in Bickersteth's Christian Psalmody, 1833, and since then also in several collections in Great Britain and America.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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