Hallow'd be this humble spot

Hallowed be this humble spot

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 6 hymnals

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Hallow'd be this humble spot,
Like the place of Jacob's bed;
God was there, he knew it not,
Till heaven open'd o'er his head.

Angels travell'd through his dream,
Time unveil'd eternity;
Then came forth a voice from Him,
Whom no living eye can see.

"I am God,--thy father's God,
I will bless thee and increase,
Give the land which thou hast trod,
To thy seed, and send them peace."

Not in visions of the night,
God of Jacob! on our way,
But in noon of Gospel light,
Here Thy power and grace display.

Here, though prayer, since time begun,
Never have been made before,
Now, be prayer from sire to son,
Made till time shall be no more.

Oft on embassies of love,
Be descending angels sent,
And returning spread above
Joy o'er sinners that repent.

Here the children's angels see
Little ones to Jesus brought,
In Thy nurture train'd for Thee,
By Thine admonition taught.

While Thy ministers declare
All the counsel of Thy will,
Lord, Thy people's hearts prepare
Every precept to fulfil.

Here, when all that live are dead,
And the unborn supply their place,
Age by age, may souls be led,
In this house, to seek Thy face.

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 >

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First Line: Hallowed be this humble spot
Title: Hallow'd be this humble spot
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English



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