The world in condemnation lay

The world in condemnation lay

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 3 hymnals

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The world in condemnation lay,
And death, from Adam reigning,
O'er man maintain'd remorseless sway,
While sin his soul enchaining,
Foredoom'd the second death to all
That shared the ruins of the fall;
But Christ's triumphant mission
Redeem'd us from perdition.

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Then round His manger let us throng,
Attend Him in temptation,
Carry our cross with joy along
His path of tribulation;
With Him to Olivet retire,
On Calvary at His feet expire;
Then, on Mount Zion seated,
Our bliss shall be completed.

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 world in condemnation lay
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.7.7
Language: English

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