On the first Christian Sabbath eve

On the first Christian Sabbath eve

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 22 hymnals

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On the first Christian Sabbath eve,
When His disciples met,
O'er His lost fellowship to grieve,
Nor knew the Scriptures yet.

Lo, in their midst His form was seen,
The form in which He died,--
Their Master's marr'd and wounded mien,
His hands, his feet, his side.

Then were they glad their Lord to know,
And worshipp'd, yet with fear;
Jesus, again Thy presence show;
Meet Thy disciples here.

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Be in our midst;--let faith rejoice
Our risen Lord to view,
And make our spirits hear Thy voice,
Say, "Peace be unto you."

Then, while we hearken, O unfold
The Scriptures to our mind:
Their mysteries let us now behold;
Their hidden treasures find.

Thee it behoved to suffer thus,
And to Thy glory rise;
Instruct, confirm, and strengthen us,
And make Thy servants wise;--

Wise to win souls, may we reveal
Thy love to all around,
And in ourselves its influence feel
Yet more and more abound.

And while with thee, in social hours,
We commune through Thy word,
May our hearts burn, and all our powers
Confess, "It is 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: On the first Christian Sabbath eve
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #490

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #28

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #28

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #28

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #28

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #28

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #28

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #350

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #50

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #107

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a107

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #360

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #360

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #56

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #56

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Hymns for Christian Melody #600

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #517

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #517

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Hymns of the Christian Centuries #179

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #131

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The Disciples' Hymn Book #66

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The Disciples' Hymn Book #251

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