Give glory to the Lord

Give glory to the Lord, Extol his holy name

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

Give glory to the Lord,
Extol His holy name,
Let men and angels' tongues record
His everlasting fame.

While we His love relate,
Who saves the lost from hell,
O ye who kept your first estate,
His sovereign power forth tell!

Among our fallen race,
The living yet are we;
This is our day,--our day of grace,
The last we e'er may see.

Confess we then our sin,
Repent, believe and pray;
Strive the straight gate to enter in,
And force the narrow way.

The Lord delights to bless
The valiant for the truth,
And crown their age with happiness,
Who serve Him from their youth.

Angels, while ye on high
Rejoice o'er ransom'd men;
"The lost is found," we too would cry,
"The dead alive again."

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: Give glory to the Lord, Extol his holy name
Title: Give glory to the Lord
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Give glory to the Lord. J. Montgomery. [Praise.] Written June 1st, 1836 ["M. MSS."], and published as a fly-sheet for the Whitsuntide gathering of the Sheffield Sunday School Union, 1839, in 6 stanzas of 4 line. It is No. 91 in his Original Hymns, 1853. It is in limited use in America.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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