The days of Paradise were few

The days of Paradise were few

Author: James Montgomery
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The days of Paradise were few,
Man lived not long in innocence;
He sinn'd, and sin his offspring slew,
Death pass'd on all for his offence.

Adam survives throughout his race,
We do our father's deeds by choice;
Like him, we shun our Maker's face,
And tremble at our Judge's voice.

Yet is our Maker still our Friend;
Man yet may meet his Judge with joy;
God, in our nature, did not send
His Son to punish and destoy.

He sent Him forth to seek and save
The lost, the dying, and the dead,
Cancel the curse, despoil the grave,
And bruise for ever Satan's head.

Thou, who thy Son to us didst give,
That none who trust in Him should die;
Give us to Him that we may live;--
To His atoning blood we fly.

Behold His sacrifice of love,
So freely offer'd in our stead;
Behold Him at the throne above,
And save the souls for whom He bled.

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: The days of Paradise were few
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English