Dust and ashes, sin and guilt

Dust and ashes, sin and guilt

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 Dust and ashes, sin and guilt,--
Christ, for me Thy blood was spilt;
Cleanse Thou me from guilt and sin,
Make Me pure without, within;
Soul and body, at Thy word,
Be to saving health restored.

2 Flesh and blood, this mortal frame,
Thou wert pleased to wear the same;
Though Thy nature was divine,
Thou didst condescend to mine;
Let me, for Thy mercy's sake,
Thy Divinity partake.

3 From the ruins of the Fall,
Me to grace and glory call:
Me, O Lord my Righteousness!
With Thine image re-impress:
Thou didst stoop to earth for me:
Raise me up to heaven with Thee.

Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #160

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: Dust and ashes, sin and guilt
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English


Dust and ashes, sin and guilt. J. Montgomery. [Image of Christ desired. In the M. MSS., this hymn is dated "Jan. 23, 1833.” It was published in Montgomery's Original Hymns, 1853, p. 168, in 3 stanzas of 6 lines, and headed "Renewal in the Image of Christ." Its use is mainly confined to America. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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Church Book #160

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Church Book #160


Sacred Poems and Hymns #166

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School and Parish Hymnal #97

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