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The end of all things is at hand

The end of all things is at hand

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 2 hymnals

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The end of all things is at hand,
Sober, and watchful let us be,
And firm to our profession stand,
In faith and hope and charity.

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Satan, our adversary knows
The limit of his lawless power,
Yet like a roaring lion goes
Forth, seeking whom he may devour.

The shield of faith then let us take;
From his assaults to guard our bearts,
And quench, though from the burning lake,
The force of all his fiery darts.

The gospel-hope be, too, our stay,
When doubt and unbelief prevail,
Our comfort in the evil day,
Our strength when flesh and spirit fail.

And charity, that bond of peace,
The source and soul of pure delights,
Sweet charity, that shall not cease,
But man with God, through Christ, unites:--

That holiest unction from above
Be shed on our affections here,
Till all are perfected in love,
And perfect love hath cast out fear.



Source: Sacred Poems and Hymns #221

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: The end of all things is at hand
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English

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