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

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >

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


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