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Now Lord of lords and King of kings

Now Lord of lords and King of kings

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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Now Lord of lords and King of kings,
Homage from all created things
Receive; the Church above, beneath,
One prayer, one song, one spirit breathe;
Childhood, and youth, and age that wears
The crowning glory of gray hairs.

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: Now Lord of lords and King of kings
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Language: English
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