The sting of death is sin

The sting of death is sin

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 2 hymnals

Full Text

The sting of death is sin,
The strength of sin the law;
I feel the envenom'd wound within,
But who the sting shall draw?

Thanks be to God, I see
My health in Christ His Son,
Who, over sin and death, for me,
The victory hath won.

The law He magnified,
For me its curse He bore;
Who shall condemn?--'Tis Christ that died,
Now lives for evermore.

My name upon the roll
Of His redeem'd be found,
And in life's bundle be my soul,
For his soul's travail bound.

Source: Sacred Poems and Hymns #232

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 >

Text Information

First Line: The sting of death is sin
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English