Less than the least of all

Less than the least of all

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 2 hymnals

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Less than the least of all
Thy mercies, Lord are we;
Yet, for the greatest we may call,
The greatest are most free.

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Thy Son Thou didst not spare,
Yet us Thou sparest still,
Him didst Thou send our guilt to bear,
Our righteousness fulfil.

For such amazing grace,
What can poor sinners give?
At Thy command, we seek Thy face,
We meet our Judge, and live.

The world we would forsake,
Our all to Thee resign;
O save us for Thy mercies sake!
O save us,--we are Thine!

Meanwhile, as pilgrims here,
Who seek our home above,
Thee may we serve, with holy fear,
And love, with child-like love.

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: Less than the least of all
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English

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