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Father of glory, God of grace

Father of glory, God of grace

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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Father of glory, God of grace!
An house of prayer to Thee we build;
Oft may the consecrated place,
Be with Thy grace and glory fill'd.

Lord of the living and the dead,
When here the dead and living meet,
The fullness of Thy blessing shed,
On all who seek Thy mercy-seat.

While those who sleep in Jesus, rest
In kindred dust and ashes near,
This thought--their souls in heaven are blest!
The hearts of mourning friends shall cheer.

They lived by faith, in hope they died,
The Cross behind their Saviour bore,
And in His footsteps trod, to guide
Their followers where He trod before.

We live,--Oh! let the living praise
The goodness that prolongs our breath;
We die,--die daily; all our days
Be preparation-days for death.

Come, then, that end of mortal strife,
We on Christ's faithful word rely,--
"The Resurrection and the Life!"
Who trust in Him shall never die.

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: Father of glory, God of grace
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English