Lord! give us ears to hear

Lord! give us ears to hear

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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Lord! give us ears to hear
What Thy good Spirit saith,
With reverence and with godly fear,
With meekness and with faith;
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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

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: Lord! give us ears to hear
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 6.6.8.6 D
Language: English

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #159

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