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Forever with the Lord, Father, if 'tis thy will

Forever with the Lord, Father, if 'tis thy will

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 6 hymnals

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: Forever with the Lord, Father, if 'tis thy will
Author: James Montgomery

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d169

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #701

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Hymns for the Church on Earth #114

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #1304

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #927

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