From year to year in love we meet

From year to year in love we meet

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 43 hymnals

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1 From year to year in love we meet;
From year to year in peace we part;
The tongues of children uttering sweet
The thrilling joy of every heart.

2 But time rolls on; and, year by year,
We change, grow up, or pass away;
Not twice the same assembly here
Have hailed the children's festal day.

3 Death, ere another year, may strike
Some in our number marked to fall:
Be, young and old, prepared alike;
The warning is to each, to all.

4 Oft broke, our failing ranks renew;
Send teachers, children, in our place,
More humble, docile, faithful, true,
More like thy Son, from race to race.


Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #853

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: From year to year in love we meet
Author: James Montgomery

Notes

From year to year in love we meet. J. Montgomery. [S. S. Anniversary.] This hymn was evidently written for one of the great gatherings of Sunday School children at Whitsuntide, at Sheffield. It is No. 545 in his Christian Psalmist, 1825, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. It did not appear in the first copies of the first edition of his Original Hymns, 1853, but took the place of a cancelled hymn (“Our hearts are glad to hear," No. 338) in later copies of the same issue. It is popular with modern compilers. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907) ======================== From year to year in love we meet, p. 400, ii. Written for the Sheffield Sunday School Union Festival, Whit-Monday, May 19, 1823. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d147

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #560

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d253

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d200

Familiar Hymns, Alphabetically Arranged. #d68

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #713

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #713

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #817

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #817

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Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #14

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d131

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #751

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #751

Hymns for Public Worship in the Diocese of Fredericton. 2nd ed. #d52

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #436

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #436

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d98

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #294

Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d49

Sunday School Hymn Book #d114

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #387

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d95

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The Child's Hymn Book #130

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #927

The Golden Harp #d78

The Golden Rule #d27

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The Gospel Psalmist #851

The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d136

The Little Hymn Book #d22

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The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #97

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #896

The Sabbath School Lyre #d35

The Sabbath School Service and Hymn Book #d15

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #853

Vestry Songs #d59

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