Come to Calvary's Holy Mountain

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1 Come to Calv'ry's holy mountain,
sinners, ruined by the fall;
here a pure and healing fountain
flows for you, for me, for all,
in a full, perpetual tide,
opened when our Savior died.

2 Come in poverty and meanness,
come defiled, without, within;
from infection and uncleanness,
from the leprosy of sin,
wash your robes and make them white;
you shall walk with God in light.

3 Come in sorrow and contrition,
wounded, paralyzed, and blind;
here the guilty, free remission,
here the troubled, peace may find.
Health this fountain will restore;
they that drink shall thirst no more.

4 They that drink shall live forever;
'tis a soul-renewing flood.
God is faithful; God will never
break his covenant of blood,
signed when our Redeemer died,
sealed when he was glorified.

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #394

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 >




Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed REGENT SQUARE for the Horatius Bonar (PHH 260) doxology "Glory be to God the Father." The tune was first published in the English Presbyterian Church's Psalms and Hymns for Divine Worship (1867), of which Smart was music editor. Because the text editor of that hymna…

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LIFE (Hastings)



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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #276

Ambassador Hymnal #419

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Christian Worship (1993) #106

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Christian Worship #394

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #412

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Lutheran Service Book #435


Lutheran Worship #96

The Covenant Hymnal #218


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