At evening time, let there be light

At evening time, let there be light

Author: James Montgomery
Tune: HANDY (Holbrook)
Published in 32 hymnals

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: At evening time, let there be light
Author: James Montgomery

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At evening time let there be light. J. Montgomery. [Evening.] This hymn on Zech. xiv. 7, in 3 stanzas of 6 lines was written at Conway, N. Wales, in Sept. 1828, and is referred to by Holland in his Memoirs of Montgomery, vol. iv. p. 275. It was published in his Poet’s Portfolio, 1835, pp. 181-2, and in his Poetical Works, 1841 and 1854. It is in extensive use in America. In 1858, the hymn "At evening time, when day is done," appeared in the Baptist Psalms & Hymns No. 996. This is repeated in later editions of that collection, in the Baptist Hymnal, 1879, and other hymnals. It is this hymn rearranged by George Rawson, and its right ascription is, “J. Montgomery, 1828, rewritten by G. Rawson, 1858." -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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