Of him the sacred record saith

Of him the sacred record saith

Author: James Montgomery
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Of him the sacred record saith,
He was a good man, full of faith,
Who by the Holy Spirit led,
Rejoiced to see the Gospel spread:--

Spread by the Saints where'r they went
From martyrdom to banishment;
The cross through every region bore,
And more oppress'd, prevail'd the more.

From doom'd Jerusalem cast forth,
Eastward and westward, south and north!
On fertile field, and barren clod,
They sow'd the seed, the Word of God.

To heathen Antioch, when they came,
And first received their Master's name,
They gloried in it, and bequeath'd
The inheritance to all that breathed:--

To all that breathed by second birth,
Children of God, though sons of earth,
For "Christians," Christians such shall be
Till time becomes eternity.

Well then might Barnabas rejoice,
And aid the work with heart and voice,
For though by earth and hell assail'd,
The truth grew mighty and prevail'd.

Ye faithful souls, from age to age,
Transmit your heavenly heritage,
Christ's easy yoke with meekness wear,
And bear His cross whose name ye bear:--

That all the living, in that day,
When Heaven and Earth must pass away,
Redeemed from sin, through grace restored,
May be caught up to meet the Lord.

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: Of him the sacred record saith
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English


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