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

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



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Sacred Poems and Hymns #24

The Village Hymn book #d20

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