I will love the Lord; for He

I will love the Lord; for He

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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I will love the Lord; for He
From eternity loved me;
I will love the Lord, who gave
His own Son my soul to save,
And sends down, in love divine,
His good Spirit to strive with mine.

I will love the Son; for He
Loved, and gave Himself for me;
I will love Him on his cross,
And for Him count all things loss;
I will love Him on his throne,
When I know as I am known.

I will love the Spirit; for He
Deigns in love to dwell with me;
I will love Him on my knees,
Helping mine infirmities,
Till my joyful lips record
"Abba, Father!" "Jesus, Lord!"

Thee, o'er all for ever blest,
One, true, only God confest,
I would love, with heart and mind,
Soul and strength;--but what can bind,
O my God! my love to thee!
This alone, Thy love to me.

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: I will love the Lord; for He
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English