Behold the Book, whose leaves display

Behold the Book, whose leaves display

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

Behold the Book, whose leaves display
Jesus, the Life, the Truth, the Way;
Read it with diligence, with prayer,
Search it, and you shall find Him there.

So let me read, digest, and learn,
That all its truths I may discern;
The entrance of Thy Word gives light,
Lord, grant me to receive my sight.

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 >

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First Line: Behold the Book, whose leaves display
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English



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Sacred Poems and Hymns #24

The Village Hymn book #d20

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