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Lord! give us ears to hear

Lord! give us ears to hear

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

Lord! give us ears to hear
What Thy good Spirit saith,
With reverence and with godly fear,
With meekness and with faith;
That so, the joyful sound,
Our willing minds may learn,
And, where iniquities abound,
Things excellent discern.

Lord, give us eyes to see
The wonders of Thy Law,
Its justice, truth, and purity;
That touch'd with holy awe,
Conscience no longer dumb,
Sin's guilt and curse may own;
Then from the storm of wrath to come,
Cling to the Cross alone.

Lord, give us hearts to feel
The bliss of pardoning love,
The Spirit's witness, and the seal
Of sonship from above;
So shall our lips express,
So in our actions shine,
The beauty of true holiness,
The proof that we are Thine.

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: Lord! give us ears to hear
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: D
Language: English