Union of faith, and hope, and love

Union of faith, and hope, and love

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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Union of faith, and hope, and love,
Union of heart, and soul, and mind,
Affections fix'd on things above,
As one on earth, God's children bind.

Stones, built on Christ, the corner stone,
A spiritual temple, lo! they rise,
While sweet ascends, before the throne,
Praise in perpetual sacrifice.

Branches in Christ, the one true Vine,
Nourish'd by Him alone they thrive;
From Him the leaf, the fruit, the wine,
Each in its season, all derive.

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Members of Christ, the Church's head,
Who lives Himself through every limb,
To sin, the world, and Satan dead,
Their life in God is hid with Him.

Thus young and old, thus great and small,
O might their multitude increase!--
Who Christ their Lord and Master call,
Whate'er their lot--in Him have peace.

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: Union of faith, and hope, and love
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English



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