Jesus, our best-beloved friend

Jesus, our best beloved Friend

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 71 hymnals

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Jesus, our best-beloved friend,
Draw out our souls in pure desire,
Jesus, in love to us descend,
Baptize us with thy Spirit's fire.

On thy Redeeming name we call,
Poor and unworthy though we be:
Pardon and sanctify us all;
Let each thy full salvation see.

Our souls and bodies we resign,
To fear and follow thy commands;
O take our hearts--our hearts are thine,
Accept the service of our hands.

Firm, faithful, watching unto prayer,
May we Thy blessed will obey;
Toil in Thy vineyard here, and bear
The heat and burden of the day.

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Yet, Lord, for us a resting-place,
In heaven at thy right hand prepare;
And till we see Thee face to face,
Be all our conversation there.

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: Jesus, our best beloved Friend
Title: Jesus, our best-beloved friend
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d241
A Selection of Hymns: designed as a supplement to the "psalms and hymns" of the Presbyterian church #156Page Scan
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #888Page Scan
Additional Hymns, Designed as a Supplement to Dwight's Psalms & Hymns #d99
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d444
Chapel Hymns #d284
Chapel Melodies #218Page Scan
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #428Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #802Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #802Page Scan
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #401Page Scan
Common Praise: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #418Page Scan
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d371
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #165Page Scan
Free Methodist Hymnal #d313
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #561Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #561Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #417Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #417Page Scan
Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #541Page Scan
Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #566Page Scan
Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #566Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #620Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #312Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #941Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #571Page Scan
Hymns of Christian Endeavor #111Page Scan
Hymns of Worship: Designed for Use Especially in the Lecture Room, the Prayer Meeting and the Family #421Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #165bPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #165bPage Scan
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #931Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H283Page Scan
Revival Hymns #69Page Scan
Sacred Poems and Hymns #83Text
Schools Lyrics #d109
Social Hymn and Tune Book: for the Lecture Room, Prayer Meeting, Family Circle, and Mission Church #d200
Social Hymn Book: Being the Hymns of the Social Hymn and Tune Book for the Lecture Room, Prayer Meeting, Family, and Congregation (2nd ed.) #231Page Scan
Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: adapted to private and public worship, selected from various authors #304Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad547
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #935Tune InfoPage Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #935Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #935Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #935Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #935Page Scan
Songs of Praise with Tunes #386Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1065Page Scan
The American Hymn and Tune Book #d375
The Chapel Hymn Book #d192
The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #448Page Scan
The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d440
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #926Page Scan
The College Hymnal: for divine service at Yale College in the Battell Chapel #391Page Scan
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #62bPage Scan
The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #468Page Scan
The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #418Page Scan
The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #949Page Scan
The Public School Hymnal, for the Use of High Schools and Seminaries. New and enl. ed. #d121
The Public School Hymnal: for the use of high schools and seminaries #234Page Scan
The Service of Praise #d158
The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the most approved authors; adapted to the various occasions of public and social meetings (New Ed. Enl. and Imp.) #284Page Scan
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #600TextPage Scan
The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #d278
University Hymns: with tunes arranged for men's voices #225Page Scan
Village Hymns #d279
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #413Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #413Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #413Page Scan
Virginia Selection of Psalms #d240
Worship in Song: a selection of hymns and tunes for the Service of the Sanctuary #635Page Scan
Worship in the School Room #d84
Worship in the School Room: a manual of devotion intended especially for the school, also adapted to the family #302Page Scan



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