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Father! reveal Thy Son in me

Father! reveal Thy Son in me

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 3 hymnals

Full Text

Father! reveal Thy Son in me,
To my soul's eye, unclouded;
The fulness of the Deity,
In mortal semblance shrouded,
When, for a Name o'er every Name,
He bore the Cross, despised the shame,
And rose--the World's Redeemer.

Him then as mine may I confess,
With all my powers adore Him,
And, as the Lord my Righteousness,
Most humbly walk before Him,
Hail Him, mine Advocate, on high,
Extol His Priesthood, and rely
Upon His sole atonement.

All things for Him may I forsake;
In poverty and weakness,
His gentle burthen on me take,
And wear His yoke with meekness;
So shall I find in labour rest,
In suffering, peace,--of Christ possess'd
In me the hope of glory.

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Father! reveal Thy Son in me
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English