Father of Jesus Christ our Lord

Father of Jesus Christ our Lord, Our Father too through Him art Thou

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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Father of Jesus Christ our Lord,
Our Father too through Him art Thou,
Met in his Name, with one accord,
Own and accept thy Children now.

A part of Thy great family,
Who in Thy House have found their home,
Here it is good for us to be;
Hence let no more our footsteps roam.

All we like sheep have gone astray,
Scatter'd, and torn, and tempest-tost,
Each one had turn'd to his own way,
And each in his own way was lost.

But the good Shepherd from above
Came into the wilderness,
In his omnipotence of love,
To seek and save, to heal and bless.

He call'd us with His gentle voice,
Now to that call may we reply,
And make His staff and rod our choice,
Amidst His flock to live and die.

For His soul's travail may He see
Our names with His redeem'd enroll'd,
At that great day, when there shall be,
In Heaven, one Shepherd and one fold.

Sacred Poems and Hymns, 1854

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 Jesus Christ our Lord, Our Father too through Him art Thou
Title: Father of Jesus Christ our Lord
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English


Father of Jesus Christ our Lord. J. Montgomery. [Public Worship.] This was printed for use of the Sheffield Church National Schools Festival, Whitmonday, 1840; again for the Sheffield Wesleyan Sunday School Union Whitsuntide Festival, 1851; and in Montgomery's Original Hymns, 1853.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)


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