While these commands endure

While these commands endure

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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While these commands endure,
These promises are sure;
And 'tis an easy task
To knock, to seek, to ask:
Sinner hast thou the willing mind?
Saint, art thou thus inclined?
Dost thou expect, desire, believe?
Then knock and enter, seek and find,
Ask and receive.

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: While these commands endure
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.6.8.8
Language: English



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