Now in holy convocation

Now in holy convocation

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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Now in holy convocation,
Hands, and hearts, and voices raise,
In one hymn of jubilation,
To our great Redeemer's praise;
"Ebenezer!"
He hath led us all our ways.

"Ebenezer!" Those before us,
Sang at every onward stage;
This to-day shall swell the chorus
In our house of pilgrimage:
May our children
Sing the same from age to age!

So in heaven, when all the story
Of His love to us is shown,
Be our earliest song in glory,
"Ebenezer!" round the Throne
While for ever,
We shall know as we are known.

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: Now in holy convocation
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.7.8.7.4.7
Language: English

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #202

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