Of him the sacred record saith

Of him the sacred record saith

Author: James Montgomery
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Of him the sacred record saith,
He was a good man, full of faith,
Who by the Holy Spirit led,
Rejoiced to see the Gospel spread:--

Spread by the Saints where'r they went
From martyrdom to banishment;
The cross through every region bore,
And more oppress'd, prevail'd the more.

From doom'd Jerusalem cast forth,
Eastward and westward, south and north!
On fertile field, and barren clod,
They sow'd the seed, the Word of God.

To heathen Antioch, when they came,
And first received their Master's name,
They gloried in it, and bequeath'd
The inheritance to all that breathed:--

To all that breathed by second birth,
Children of God, though sons of earth,
For "Christians," Christians such shall be
Till time becomes eternity.

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Well then might Barnabas rejoice,
And aid the work with heart and voice,
For though by earth and hell assail'd,
The truth grew mighty and prevail'd.

Ye faithful souls, from age to age,
Transmit your heavenly heritage,
Christ's easy yoke with meekness wear,
And bear His cross whose name ye bear:--

That all the living, in that day,
When Heaven and Earth must pass away,
Redeemed from sin, through grace restored,
May be caught up to meet the Lord.

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: Of him the sacred record saith
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English



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