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.

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

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


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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