Proclaim the year of Jubilee

Proclaim the year of Jubilee, New songs of glory sing

Author: James Montgomery
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Proclaim the year of Jubilee;
New songs of glory sing;
From shore to shore, from sea to sea,
Your gratulations bring.

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Through fifty years the constant sun,
On his untiring race,
Round the blue firmament hath run,
Since that first day of grace:--

When tracts, on embassies of love,
By our forefathers sent,
Charged with glad tidings from above,
Into all nations went.

Now, by the Spirit of the Lord,
With bounty unconfined,
The eternal riches of His Word
Are dealt to all mankind.

Tracts have the gift of tongues; they preach
Through every peopled land,
In all the forms of human speech,
What all may understand:--

Salvation in that Holy Name,
Which heaven and earth adore,
Christ Jesus, yesterday the same,
To-day, and evermore.

Tracts have the wings of angels, spread
To waft the joyful sound
Of resurrection ftoni the dead,
Where'er the curse is found:--

The primal curse from Adam's fall,
Sin's wages, and sin's doom,
The bitterness of life, and all
The terrors of the tomb,

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What scale of numbers, grasp of thought,
What power of words could speak
The miracles of mercy wrought
By instruments so weak?

Weak, but almighty at His will,
Who speaks, and it is done;
With whom, to purpose and fulfil,
The Will and power are one.

In the Lamb's Book of Life, alone
Those annals lie, in sight
Of Him who sits upon the throne,
--Whose deeds can bear that light?

Can ours, who, where our fathers trod,
Along this narrow way,
Would work like them, the works of God,
Like them, would watch and pray?

Bound in the same sure covenant,
Let us, their children, be;
And, Lord, that we may keep it, grant
The mind which was in Thee.

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: Proclaim the year of Jubilee, New songs of glory sing
Title: Proclaim the year of Jubilee
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English



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