Happy the child, who early makes

Happy the child, who early makes

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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Happy the child, who early makes
The path of duty his delight,
The way of wickedness forsakes,
And walks as in his Maker's sight.

Happy the youth, whose soul hath found
Pardon and favour with the Lord;
True riches shall to him abound,
True pleasures spring from God's word.

Happy the man, who trusts in Thee,
Christ, our Redeemer, strong to save,
Thy love through life his bliss shall be,
In death his hope beyond the grave.

Thrice happy they, who thus are taught
To seek salvation here below,
And young or old, determined naught,
Save Jesus crucified, to know.

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: Happy the child, who early makes
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English


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