I will love the Lord; for He

I will love the Lord; for He

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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I will love the Lord; for He
From eternity loved me;
I will love the Lord, who gave
His own Son my soul to save,
And sends down, in love divine,
His good Spirit to strive with mine.

I will love the Son; for He
Loved, and gave Himself for me;
I will love Him on his cross,
And for Him count all things loss;
I will love Him on his throne,
When I know as I am known.

I will love the Spirit; for He
Deigns in love to dwell with me;
I will love Him on my knees,
Helping mine infirmities,
Till my joyful lips record
"Abba, Father!" "Jesus, Lord!"

Thee, o'er all for ever blest,
One, true, only God confest,
I would love, with heart and mind,
Soul and strength;--but what can bind,
O my God! my love to thee!
This alone, Thy love to me.

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: I will love the Lord; for He
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7
Language: English

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #175

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