God, o'er all supremely bless'd

God o'er all supremely blest

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 5 hymnals

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God, o'er all supremely bless'd,
God, in Christ made manifest,
God, the Spirit, one in three;
Make Thy children one with Thee.

Let the glory of Thy face,
Let the riches of Thy grace,
Let Thine influence benign,
Sanctify and seal us Thine.

Thou art power, and love, and light,
By that threefold cord unite
All our schools, with large increase,
In Thy covenant of peace.

Then the living, year by year,
Shall recruit our numbers here,
And our dying friends supply
Fresh accessions to the sky.

Till, at mortal life's last stage,
Time himself shall die of age,
Death dethroned, lay down his head
In that grave where lay his dead.

Thence may we, in that dread hour,
Rescued from the tyrant's power,
With thy saints arise, and sing
Christ, Death's Conqueror, Christ Our King.

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: God o'er all supremely blest
Title: God, o'er all supremely bless'd
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English

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Hymns for Schools and Families #d153
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #495Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #526Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #526Page Scan
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