Children of Zion, know your King

Children of Zion, know your King, Your own Messiah hail

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 2 hymnals

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Children of Zion, know your King,
Your own Messiah hail:
Hosanna in His temple sing,
For He hath rent the veil.

Himself the sacrifice for sin,
As your High-Priest He died;
With His own blood, He enter'd in,--
Behold Him crucified!

Behold Him on the Mercy-seat,
High in the holiest place;
Now cast yourselves before His feet,
Then rise to see His face.

That face with reconciling beams
Shines forth upon you all;
No longer mourn by Babel's streams,
He calls you,--hear His call.

So shall your hearts within you burn;
While guided by His voice,
With songs to Zion you return,
And in your God rejoice.

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At His great name, bow every knee;
Let every tongue confess
Christ, whom your fathers slew, is HE,
The Lord your Righteousness.

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: Children of Zion, know your King, Your own Messiah hail
Title: Children of Zion, know your King
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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