On the first Christian Sabbath eve

On the first Christian Sabbath eve

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 21 hymnals

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On the first Christian Sabbath eve,
When His disciples met,
O'er His lost fellowship to grieve,
Nor knew the Scriptures yet.

Lo, in their midst His form was seen,
The form in which He died,--
Their Master's marr'd and wounded mien,
His hands, his feet, his side.

Then were they glad their Lord to know,
And worshipp'd, yet with fear;
Jesus, again Thy presence show;
Meet Thy disciples here.

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Be in our midst;--let faith rejoice
Our risen Lord to view,
And make our spirits hear Thy voice,
Say, "Peace be unto you."

Then, while we hearken, O unfold
The Scriptures to our mind:
Their mysteries let us now behold;
Their hidden treasures find.

Thee it behoved to suffer thus,
And to Thy glory rise;
Instruct, confirm, and strengthen us,
And make Thy servants wise;--

Wise to win souls, may we reveal
Thy love to all around,
And in ourselves its influence feel
Yet more and more abound.

And while with thee, in social hours,
We commune through Thy word,
May our hearts burn, and all our powers
Confess, "It is 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: On the first Christian Sabbath eve
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #490Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #28Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #28Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #28Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #28Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #28Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #28Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #350Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #50Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #107Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #360Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #360Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #56Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #56Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #600Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #517Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #517Page Scan
Hymns of the Christian Centuries #179Page Scan
Sacred Poems and Hymns #131Text
The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #66Page Scan
The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #251Page Scan



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