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Body and soul to Thee I give

Body and soul to Thee I give

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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Body and soul to Thee I give,
As a thank-offering free,
Living,--to Thee, my God, to live,
Dying,--to die to Thee.

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Then shall my tongue confess
The virtue of Thy name,
My heart believe to righteousness,
My life Thy love proclaim.

Yea, death itself shall be
My passport of release,
And the grave's vaunted victory,
The sign and seal of peace,--

The end of mortal strife;
In Jesus I shall sleep,
Who, till I wake to endless life,
My soul will safely keep.

Sing--blessed are the dead,
Who from their labours rest,
Through Him who was their life, their head,
Of perfect bliss possest.

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: Body and soul to Thee I give
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #180

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