Head of Thy Church, her glorious Head

Head of Thy Church, her glorious Head

Author: James Montgomery
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Head of Thy Church, her glorious Head
Bought with Thy blood upon the tree,
The fulness of Thy blessing shed
On Thine assembled family.

For Thee accounting all things loss,
This evil world we would forsake,
And glorying only in Thy cross,
Thy joy and sufferings both partake.

Oh! gather in, from east to west,
From north to south, oh! gather in
Thine own elect, and give them rest,
Within Thy sanctuary, from sin.

Him whom we now as Thine receive,
Thyself confess before the throne;
So may he with the heart believe,
And live and die to Thee alone.

On him in loving-kindness look,
And while his name we here record,
Inscribe it in Thine own blest Book
Among the ransom'd of the Lord.

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: Head of Thy Church, her glorious Head
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English


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