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Give glory to the Lord

Give glory to the Lord, Extol his holy name

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 2 hymnals

Full 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

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Give glory to the Lord, Extol his holy name
Title: Give glory to the Lord
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English


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)