Son of the living God, display

Son of the living God, display

Author: James Montgomery
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Son of the living God, display
Thy glory in this place,
While for new hearts, new souls we pray,
And early seek Thy face.

Wert Thou obedient unto death,
That we might never die?
Didst Thou, as man, resume Thy breath,
To plead for us on high?

And wilt Thou in Thine image mould
Those whom Thy blood hath bought?
As God, in us the clay behold;
In us the change be wrought:--

Till heart in hand ourselves we give,
No longer deem'd our own;
Baptized into Thy death to live,--
To live to Thee alone.

So when this earthly house we leave,
For mansions built above,
Our Spirits to the arms receive
Of Thine eternal love.

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: Son of the living God, display
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English