O! What a privilege to kneel

O! What a privilege to kneel

Author: James Montgomery
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O! What a privilege to kneel,
Fall down and worship at thy feet,
My God! my Father! and to feel
With Thee communion high and sweet:--

To pour my spirit out in prayer,
Or, on the wings of praise ascend,
Like Moses to the Mount, and there
Commune with Thee, as friend with friend.

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: O! What a privilege to kneel
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English