Sing a new song unto the Lord

Sing a new song unto the Lord; His mercies, every morning new

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 3 hymnals

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Sing a new song unto the Lord;
His mercies, every morning new,
His truth and faithfulness record;
Give to our God the glory due.

God is the Lord; around His throne
In heaven, adoring seraphim,
And ransom'd saints, ascribe alone
All power, might, majesty, to Hiin.

On earth His church impregnable,
Built on the rock of ages, stands,
And yet, against the gates of hell,
Shall send salvation through all lands.

Thou, by whose word the worlds were made,
In wisdom and in goodness framed,
By every creature be obey'd,
By every tongue Thy praise proclaim'd.

Let Britain's children, most of all
Beholden for their lot of grace,
Rejoice to hear their Saviour's call,
And seek their heavenly Father's face.

So the new song we now begin
Shall never cease while we have breath,
Through Him who suffer'd for our sin,
And by His death abolish'd death.

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: Sing a new song unto the Lord; His mercies, every morning new
Title: Sing a new song unto the Lord
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English


Sing a new song unto the Lord. J. Montgomery. [ Praise to the Father.] Written for the Whitsuntide gathering of the Sheffield Church Sunday Schools in 1843, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and dated in the M. manuscript. "May 6, 1843." It was included in Montgomery's Original Hymns, 1853, No. 201. In Dale's English Hymn Book, 1874, it begins with st. ii., "God is the Lord; around His throne."

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)