Come, ye that fear the Lord

Come, ye that fear the Lord, And love him while ye fear

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 6 hymnals

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.

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

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



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