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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

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