And did the Son of God appear

And did the Son of God appear

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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And did the Son of God appear
A man of toil and suffering here?
Him let us then our pattern make,
Who toil'd and suffer'd for our sake.

Though holy, harmless, undefiled,
He learn'd obedience, from a child;
Through youth in grace and wisdom grew,
As man the Tempter's wiles o'erthrew.

Glad tidings, when He went to preach,
How mild and healing was His speech!
Though with authority He taught,
And miracles of mercy wrought.

Rebuke and scorn He meekly bore,
The more reviled He loved the more;
Thus He delighted to fulfil
Love's law,--His heavenly Father's will.

O'er land and sea, whate'er the cost,
He came to seek and save the lost;
For this he hunger'd, thirsted, sigh'd,
Watch'd, pray'd and labour'd, lived and died.

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Taught by the Holy Spirit may we
In all things like our pattern be;
By His, our words and actions framed
And bear His cross, who bear His name.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

Author: James Montgomery

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >

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First Line: And did the Son of God appear
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

Notes

And did the Son of God appear. J. Montgomery. [Christ our Pattern.] This hymn was written for J. H. Gurney's Collection of Hymns, Lutterworth, 1838, No. 7. Respecting it Gurney says in the Preface, "One hymn, No. 7, in this collection, written upon a subject suggested to him [Montgomery] by the Editor, has never before been published." This hymn was repeated in the Mary-le-bone Psalms & Hymns, 1851, and in Montgomery's Original Hymns, 1853, No. 126, in 6 stanza of 4 lines. The title is "Christ Jesus our Pattern in doing and suffering."

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #126

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