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How shall we come before the Lord?

How shall we come before the Lord?

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

How shall we come before the Lord?
And how approach to the Most High?
Met in His house with one accord,
At His commandment we draw nigh.

Not hecatombs he now requires,
The daily blood of slaughterd beasts;
Quench'd are the ancient altar fires,
Extinct the line of typic priests.

Man's only Mediator stands
Before the Father's throne to plead
His sole atonement: in his hands
Our cause is safe; it must succeed.

The broken heart in sacrifice,
The contrite spirit let us bring,
For Thou, O God! wilt not despise
Thine own appointed offering.

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: How shall we come before the Lord?
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English


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Sacred Poems and Hymns #97

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