Head of Thy Church, her glorious Head

Head of Thy Church, her glorious Head

Author: James Montgomery
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Head of Thy Church, her glorious Head
Bought with Thy blood upon the tree,
The fulness of Thy blessing shed
On Thine assembled family.

For Thee accounting all things loss,
This evil world we would forsake,
And glorying only in Thy cross,
Thy joy and sufferings both partake.

Oh! gather in, from east to west,
From north to south, oh! gather in
Thine own elect, and give them rest,
Within Thy sanctuary, from sin.

Him whom we now as Thine receive,
Thyself confess before the throne;
So may he with the heart believe,
And live and die to Thee alone.

On him in loving-kindness look,
And while his name we here record,
Inscribe it in Thine own blest Book
Among the ransom'd of the Lord.

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: Head of Thy Church, her glorious Head
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English