The peace of God surpassing thought

The peace of God surpassing thought

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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The peace of God surpassing thought,
From heaven into our minds come down;
That peace on earth which Jesus brought,
When for the cross He left his crown:--

That peace with God, which Jesus made,
Our daysman and our surety He,
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Whose outstretch'd hands on both were laid,
The sinner and the Deity:--

That peace be ours; so shall we prove,
As faith, and hope, and love increase,
That Christ's disciples live and move
In the pure element of peace.

Assembling here, an humble band,
Our covenantal pledge to take,
We pass the cup from hand to hand,
From heart to heart, for His dear sake.

Jesus, Thyself to us draw nigh,
And speak Thy salutation-word,
Say "Peace be with you!" while we cry,
Like those of old,--"It is the Lord!"

Our Lord! our God! Thy Spirit's seal
Impress on our recorded vow,
And may our peaceful lives reveal
The truth of what we witness now.

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 peace of God surpassing thought
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English



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