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Let songs of praise arise

Let songs of praise arise; Teachers, your tribute bring

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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Let songs of praise arise;
Teachers, your tribute bring;
Let hallelujahs fill the skies,
Earth with hosannas ring.

Once, by the river-side,
A little fountain rose;
Now, like the Severn's sea-ward tide,
Round the broad world it flows.

One heaven-directed mind
Reveal'd the simple plan:
Now, in the glorious task combined,
Ten thousand are one man.

Though poor and mean the place,
And small the band he taught:
Millions since then have shared the grace;
Behold what God hath wrought.

Through Albion's ocean-isles,
In near and distant lands,
Where'er the Christian Sabbath smiles,
The Sabbath School-house stands.

362
Heralds of peace proclaim
The year of jubilee;
Now in the Babe of Bethlehem's Name,
Bid every child go free.

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: Let songs of praise arise; Teachers, your tribute bring
Title: Let songs of praise arise
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #340

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