Brother and friend, with heart and voice

Brother and friend, with heart and voice

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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Brother and friend, with heart and voice,
We greet thee on this festal morn;
None but the Christian can rejoice
In deed and truth, that he was born.

Since to this evil world you came,
Your heavenly birth-right have you prized?
In Father, Son, and Spirit's hame,
Were you not from that world baptized?

Then dead to sin, alive to God,
Whate'er you feel, or seek, or do,
Along the path our Saviour trod,
Meekly his blessed steps pursue.

So shall the Father cause his face
To shine on you while life endures,
So be the Son's redeeming grace,
The Holy Ghost's communion, yours.

So may we all with heart and voice
Sing at the resurrection morn,
And through eternity rejoice,
At God's right hand, that we were born.

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: Brother and friend, with heart and voice
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English


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