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Around the throne of grace we meet

Around the throne of grace we meet

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

Around the throne of grace we meet,
In Pentecostal bands,
With Christian love each other greet,
And join our hearts and hands.

Now all as one, and one as all,
Faith, feelings, hopes the same,
On our Lord Jesus Christ we call,
And glorify His name.

At once upon ten thousand flowers,
The morning sunbeams strike,
Millions of blades of grass--Spring showers
Baptize from heaven alike.

So may the Sun of Righteousness
On our assembly shine,
And showers of consolation bless
Our souls with peace divine.

Hence, when we to our homes return,
Rejoicing let us say,
"Did not our hearts within us burn,
While Christ went all our way?"

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: Around the throne of grace we meet
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Publication Date: 1854
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

Notes

Around the throne of grace we meet. J. Montgomery. [Divine Worship.] This hymn seems from its character and construction to have been written for one of the great Whitsuntide gatherings of Sunday School children in Sheffield, or for an occasion of a somewhat similar kind. No record, however, is found amongst the "Montgomery Manuscript," and we trace its first publication to his Original Hymns, 1853, No. 323, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, with the title, "Unity in Faith, Hope, and Feeling." Its use is limited. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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