Here in the body pent

Here in the body pent

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 4 hymnals

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: Here in the body pent
Author: James Montgomery
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Family and Social Melodies #d132

Songs for the School #d54

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Songs of Beulah #36

The School Hymn and Tune Book #d70

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