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Faith, Hope, and Charity

Faith, hope, and charity, these three

Author: James Montgomery
Tune: HOGARTH
Published in 29 hymnals

Representative Text

Faith, Hope, and Charity,--these three,
Yet is the greatest Charity!
Father of lights, those gifts impart
To mine and every human heart:--

Faith, that in prayer can never fail,
Hope, that o'er doubting must prevail,
And Charity, whose name above
Is God's own name, for "God is love."

The morning star is lost in light,
Faith vanishes at perfect sight;
The rainbow passes with the storm,
And Hope with sorrow's fading form:--

But Charity, serene, sublime,
Beyond the range of death and time,
Like the blue sky's all-bounding space,
Holds heaven and earth in its embrace.

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: Faith, hope, and charity, these three
Title: Faith, Hope, and Charity
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

Notes

Faith, hope, and charity, these three. J. Montgomery. [Faith, Hope, and Charity.] In the Montgomery Manuscript this hymn is dated "Jan. 27, 1834." It was printed in his Original Hymns, 1853, No. 164, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "The Christian Graces.” It is given in a few hymn-books in Great Britain and America: as Dr. Martineau's Hymns of Praise and Prayer, 1873; the New York Hymns & Songs of Praise, 1874, and others. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 29 of 29)
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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #276

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #350

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Church Harmonies #499

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #464

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1040

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d106

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #388

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #388

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #238

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d114

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Hymns of the Church, Ancient and Modern #387

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #415

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #493

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d132

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #164

Songs of the Unity #d45

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d207

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #493

The Bible Harp #d70

The Church Hymn Book #d236

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #391

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The Congregational Hymn Book #929

The Gospel Praise Book #d106

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The Gospel Psalmist #380

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #419

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The Psalmody #742

Worship in the School Room #d35

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Worship in the School Room #328

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