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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

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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

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