He that overcomes through me

He that overcomes through me

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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"He that overcomes through me,
Shall an heir of all things be,
I his God, and he My Son,"
Saith the True and Holy One.

What an heritage were this!
An eternity of bliss,
Heaven below and heaven above,
O the miracle of love!

"Abba! Father!" then might I
Through the Holy Spirit cry;
Heir of God, with Christ joint-heir,
Grace and glory call'd to share.

Can a worm such gifts receive?
Fear not, faint not, but believe,
He who gave His Son, shall He
Any good withhold from thee?

Know that thus the Father will'd,
Thus the Son His task fulfill'd,
That the Holy Ghost might thus
Dwell--the Deity in us.

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Amen! true and faithful One,
So in me Thy work be done;
Into nothing let me fall,
Thou, my God, be all in all.

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: He that overcomes through me
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English



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