Glory to the Father Give

Glory to the Father give, God, in whom we move and live

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 194 hymnals

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Glory to the Father give,
God in whom we move and live;
Children's prayers he loves to hear;
Children's songs delight His ear.

Source: Children's Hymnal #45

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: Glory to the Father give, God, in whom we move and live
Title: Glory to the Father Give
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Glory to the Father give. J. Montgomery. [Children praising God.] Written for the Sheffield Sunday School Union, 1825, and first printed as a broadsheet. In the same year it was published in his Christian Psalmist, No. 544, and again in his Original Hymns, 1853, No. 334. It was included in Bickersteth's Christian Psalmody, 1833, and since then also in several collections in Great Britain and America.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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