O Thou, in whom we live and move And have our being! meet us here

O Thou, in whom we live and move And have our being! meet us here

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 4 hymnals

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O Thou, in whom we live and move
And have our being! meet us here
Let us Thy tender mercy prove,
As Thou art wont, from year to year.

For year by year, when throngs on throngs,
Rejoicing to Thy courts repair,
To offer praise in choral songs,
And pour their souls in fervent prayer:--

To prayers and songs in sovereign grace,
A willing ear Thou dost incline,
And cause the glory of Thy face
In Christ, on all and each to shine.

To each and all, this day, anew,
The tokens of Thy love impart,
And let Thy blessing fall like dew,
--Fall on good ground in every heart.

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In every heart Thy word be sown,
Spring up, and thrive through heat and cold,
Until it shake like Lebanon,
With heavenly fruit an hundred fold:--

Fruit ripening in our earthly clime,
Till all the plants thus train'd by Thee,
Flourish as trees of life through time,
Then trees of immortality.



Source: Sacred Poems and Hymns #248

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: O Thou, in whom we live and move And have our being! meet us here
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English

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