Heaven is a place of rest from sin

Heaven is a place of rest from sin

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 40 hymnals

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Heaven is a state of rest from sin;
But all who hope to enter there
Must here that holy course begin,
Which shall their souls for rest prepare.

Clean hearts, O God, in us create!
Right spirits, Lord, in us renew!
Commence we now that higher state,
Now do Thy will as angels do.

In Jesus’ footsteps may we tread,
Learn every lesson of his love;
And be from grace to glory led,
From heaven below to heaven above.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #232

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: Heaven is a place of rest from sin
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #232

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #232

A Choice Selection of Hymns. 6th ed. #d102

A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d177

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #348

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #469

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #469

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #469

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #469

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #469

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #469

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #582

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #575

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #706

Hymns and Tunes for Vestry and Conference Meetings #d33

Hymns and Tunes for Vestry and Conferences. 2nd ed. #d29

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d183

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Hymns for Public Worship #507

Hymns for Social Worship and Private Devotion #d55

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #335

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #822

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #822

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Hymns of the Spirit #83

Melodies and Hymns for Divine Service in Appleton Chapel #d22

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d251

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #227

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #285

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d140

The Christian Hymn Book #d249

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d252

The Christian Psalmist #d251

The Church Hymn Book #d188

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The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #308

The Gospel Hymnal #d218

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