With reverence and with godly fear

With reverence and with godly fear

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 2 hymnals

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With reverence and with godly fear,
Father of mercies! may we now
In spirit and in truth draw near,
And humbly at thy footstool bow.

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Such worshippers Thou dost require,
Such, round Thine altar make us all;
Thou, God, that answerest by fire!
Let that baptismal blessing fall.

All gods beside Thee we disown,
Henceforth all idols we forsake;
Thou Lord art God, thou, Lord, alone;
Thy vows upon our souls we take.

Bind Thou in Heaven what thus we bind
On earth, in great infirmity,
But put Thy laws within our mind,
These shall our strength, our safeguard be.

We seek salvation, in the name
Of Jesus thy beloved Son;
We plead His prayer; we urge His claim;
With Thee and Him let us be One.

Now, while in fellowship we meet,
The earnest of thy Spirit send,
And here our union to complete,
Seal it on high, world without end.

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 reverence and with godly fear
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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