Come, ye that fear the Lord

Representative Text

Come, ye that fear the Lord,
And love Him while ye fear;
Come, and with heart and hand record
Your vow and covenant here.

Vow to be His alone
Who bought you with a price;
Now render back to God His own,
By free-will sacrifice.

Here to His altar brought,
Your covenant renew,
To be in word, and deed, and thought,
Faithful to Him and true.

And true and faithful He
To you will ever prove,
Though hills were swept into the sea,
And mountains should remove.

Then be His law our choice,
The joy of young and old,
As sheep that hear their shepherd's voice,
And follow to the fold.

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So shall His staff and rod
Conduct us and defend:
God is a covenant-keeping God,
And loves unto the end.

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Come, ye that fear the Lord, And love him while ye fear
Title: Come, ye that fear the Lord
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English

Tune

ST. THOMAS (Williams)

ST. THOMAS is actually lines 5 through 8 of the sixteen-line tune HOLBORN, composed by Aaron Williams (b. London, England, 1731; d. London, 1776) and published in his Collection (1763, 1765) as a setting for Charles Wesley's text "Soldiers of Christ, Arise" (570). The harmonization is by Lowell Maso…

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