Isaac was ransom'd when he lay

Isaac was ransom'd when he lay

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 8 hymnals

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Isaac was ransom'd when he lay
Upon the altar bound;
Moses, an infant cast away,
Pharaoh's own daughter found.

Joseph, by his false brethren sold,
God raised above them all;
To Hannah's child, the Lord foretold,
How Eli's house must fall.

David the bear and lion slew
And o'er Gath's champion trod;
Josiah, from his boyhood, knew
His father David's God.

To good Naomi gentle Ruth
Clave with a daughter's soul;
A little maid reveal'd the truth,
Whence Naaman was made whole.

Children are thus Jehovah's care;
Thus youth may seek His face;
Since His own Son He did not spare,
With Him He gives all grace:

Grace, like the young of whom we read,
Early in Him to trust;
A Friend in need, a Friend indeed,
As merciful as just.

Lord, while like them our course we read,
Be Thou to us that Friend,
And in the footsteps of Thy Son,
Conduct us to the end.

Source: Sacred Poems and Hymns #331

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Isaac was ransom'd when he lay
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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