Now in holy convocation

Now in holy convocation

Author: James Montgomery
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Now in holy convocation,
Hands, and hearts, and voices raise,
In one hymn of jubilation,
To our great Redeemer's praise;
He hath led us all our ways.

"Ebenezer!" Those before us,
Sang at every onward stage;
This to-day shall swell the chorus
In our house of pilgrimage:
May our children
Sing the same from age to age!

So in heaven, when all the story
Of His love to us is shown,
Be our earliest song in glory,
"Ebenezer!" round the Throne
While for ever,
We shall know as we are known.

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: Now in holy convocation
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English