O come, let us raise

O come, let us raise

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 17 hymnals

Representative Text

O come, let us raise
Our tribute of song;
Thanksgiving and praise
To Jesus belong:--
He came from above
Our bliss to begin,
Make perfect in love,
And free us from sin.

357
The old and the young,
His people by choice,
With heart, soul, and tongue,
In Him may rejoice:--
We meet Him to-day
Triumphantly crown'd,
And welcome His way,
In chorus around.

Hosanna!--that word
To children is dear;
To Jesus our Lord,
We'll echo it here;--
Let worldlings despise,
And enemies rail,
Hosannas shall rise,
Hosannas prevail.

God's temple shall ring,
While under His eye,
Hosanna we sing,
For Jesus draws nigh:
Hosanna! our breath
Through life shall proclaim;
Hosanna! in death,
In glory, the same!

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 >

Text Information

First Line: O come, let us raise
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 5.5.5.5 D
Language: English

Notes

0 come, let us raise Our tribute of song. J. Montgomery. [Sunday S. Anniversary.] Written for the Sheffield Wesleyan Sunday School Anniversary, held April 1, 1821. It is No. 336 of Montgomery's Original Hymns, 1853.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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Instances

Instances (1 - 17 of 17)
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A Church hymnal #467

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A Collection of Hymns #203

A New Service and Tune Book for Sunday Schools. New ed. #d93

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A Selection of Hymns #339

Boerneharpen. 3. del. En Sangbog for Uge-og Sondagsskolen og Hjemmet #d40

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Hymns for Church and Home #195

Hymns for Schools and Families #d343

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #396

Kindly Light #d92

Manual of Devotion and Selection of Hymns for ... Girard College for Orphans #d134

New Service and Tune Book for Sunday School #d91

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #336

Sunday School Hymns #d102

Sunday School Hymns and Tunes #d57

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Sunday-School Book #56

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The Sunday School Service and Tune Book #58

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