God, o'er all supremely bless'd

God o'er all supremely blest

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

God, o'er all supremely bless'd,
God, in Christ made manifest,
God, the Spirit, one in three;
Make Thy children one with Thee.

Let the glory of Thy face,
Let the riches of Thy grace,
Let Thine influence benign,
Sanctify and seal us Thine.

Thou art power, and love, and light,
By that threefold cord unite
All our schools, with large increase,
In Thy covenant of peace.

Then the living, year by year,
Shall recruit our numbers here,
And our dying friends supply
Fresh accessions to the sky.

Till, at mortal life's last stage,
Time himself shall die of age,
Death dethroned, lay down his head
In that grave where lay his dead.

Thence may we, in that dread hour,
Rescued from the tyrant's power,
With thy saints arise, and sing
Christ, Death's Conqueror, Christ Our King.

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: God o'er all supremely blest
Title: God, o'er all supremely bless'd
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Hymns for Schools and Families #d153

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #526

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #526


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