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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

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 >

Text Information

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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