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Come to the throne of Grace

Come to the throne of Grace

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

Come to the throne of Grace:--it stands
At all times, every where;
With humbled hearts and holy hands,
Let us assemble there.

On the whole earth's expanded face,
'Tis best to tarry there,
For nearest heaven must be the place,
Where God meets man in prayer.

In the same moment, at that throne,
Were all who breathe the air,
In multitude, or each alone,
Found offering faithful prayer:--

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No thought, no word, no sigh, in vain,
Conceived, or utter'd there,
Could miss the mark; like genial rain
Blessings would fall on prayer.

When field and forest, plant and flower
The dews of morning share,
Blade, bud, leaf, blossom, in one hour,
Alike are water'd there.

To-day while countless Sabbath bands
Are gathering every where,
Let us with them lift hearts and hands,
And all unite in Prayer.

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Come to the throne of Grace
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #114

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