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.

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

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



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