O Thou, in whom we live and move And have our being! meet us here

O Thou, in whom we live and move And have our being! meet us here

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 4 hymnals

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O Thou, in whom we live and move
And have our being! meet us here
Let us Thy tender mercy prove,
As Thou art wont, from year to year.

For year by year, when throngs on throngs,
Rejoicing to Thy courts repair,
To offer praise in choral songs,
And pour their souls in fervent prayer:--

To prayers and songs in sovereign grace,
A willing ear Thou dost incline,
And cause the glory of Thy face
In Christ, on all and each to shine.

To each and all, this day, anew,
The tokens of Thy love impart,
And let Thy blessing fall like dew,
--Fall on good ground in every heart.

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In every heart Thy word be sown,
Spring up, and thrive through heat and cold,
Until it shake like Lebanon,
With heavenly fruit an hundred fold:--

Fruit ripening in our earthly clime,
Till all the plants thus train'd by Thee,
Flourish as trees of life through time,
Then trees of immortality.



Source: Sacred Poems and Hymns #248

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: O Thou, in whom we live and move And have our being! meet us here
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #248

Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part I #d182

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Songs of Pilgrimage #37

Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d327

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