With heart and soul, with mind and might

With heart and soul, with mind and might

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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With heart and soul, with mind and might,
In many a glad and grateful throng,
The aged and the young unite
To sing their Pentecostal song.

This day brings sweet remembrances
Of hallow'd seasons gone before,
And pledges greater things than these,
To schools and teachers, still in store.

Thus every year bequeaths one day
Of special blessings to record;
With dear companions by the way,
While following on to know the Lord.

A gathering bore on pilgrimage
Refreshes thousands in their course;
A field-day here gives those who wage
War with the world, redoubled force.

Among the annals of the past,
This happiest day let us enrol,
And year by year, while life shall last,
Inscribe a happier on the scroll.

Can such a consummation be?--
This day is ours,--the only one;
To spend it for eternity
Will be the good work well begun.

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: With heart and soul, with mind and might
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

Notes

With heart, and soul, with mind, and might. J. Montgomery. [Sunday Schools.] Printed on a broadsheet for use at a gathering of Sunday schools on Whit Monday, 1851, and included in Montgomery's Original Hymns, 1853, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)




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