Less than the least of all

Less than the least of all

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 2 hymnals

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Less than the least of all
Thy mercies, Lord are we;
Yet, for the greatest we may call,
The greatest are most free.

Thy Son Thou didst not spare,
Yet us Thou sparest still,
Him didst Thou send our guilt to bear,
Our righteousness fulfil.

For such amazing grace,
What can poor sinners give?
At Thy command, we seek Thy face,
We meet our Judge, and live.

The world we would forsake,
Our all to Thee resign;
O save us for Thy mercies sake!
O save us,--we are Thine!

Meanwhile, as pilgrims here,
Who seek our home above,
Thee may we serve, with holy fear,
And love, with child-like love.

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: Less than the least of all
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English