O! What a privilege to kneel

O! What a privilege to kneel

Author: James Montgomery
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O! What a privilege to kneel,
Fall down and worship at thy feet,
My God! my Father! and to feel
With Thee communion high and sweet:--

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To pour my spirit out in prayer,
Or, on the wings of praise ascend,
Like Moses to the Mount, and there
Commune with Thee, as friend with friend.

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: O! What a privilege to kneel
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #78

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