Not to the Mount that burn'd with fire

Not to the Mount that burn'd with fire

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 8 hymnals

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Not to the Mount that burn'd with fire,
To darkness, tempest, and the sound
Of trumpet sounding higher and higher,
Nor voice of words that rent the ground,
While Israel heard with trembling awe
Jehovah thunder forth His law:--

But to Mount Zion we are come,
The city of the living God,
Jerusalem our heavenly home,
The courts by angel-legions trod;
Where meet in everlasting love
The Church of the first-born above:--

To God, the judge of quick and dead,
The perfect spirits of the just,
Jesus, our great new covenant Head,
The blood of sprinkling,--from the dust,
That better things than Abel's cries,
And pleads a Saviour's sacrifice.

O hearken to the healing voice,
That speaks from heaven, in tones so mild;
To-day, are life and death our choice;
To-day, through mercy reconciled,
Our all to God we yet may give;
Now let us hear His voice, and live.

Source: Sacred Poems and Hymns #109

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 >

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First Line: Not to the Mount that burn'd with fire
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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A Collection of Hymns #124

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Hymns for the Worship of God #21


Sacred Poems and Hymns #109

Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part I #d146

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Songs of Pilgrimage #246

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #684

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #204c

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d698

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