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 >
Communion of my Saviour's blood. J. Montgomery. [Holy Communion.] Appeared in his Christian Psalmist, 1825, No. 511, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled, "The Lord's Supper," and again, without alteration, in his Original Hymns, 1853, No. 130. It is not in extensive use in its original form, but altered, and beginning with stanza ii., as, "To feed on Christ, the living bread," it is given in Kennedy, 1863, in 2 stanzas of 8 lines, the doxology which closes the 2nd stanza not being in the original.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)