Our Master, Jesus, reign'd above

Our Master, Jesus, reigned above

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 3 hymnals

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Our Master, Jesus, reign'd above,
The Lord of all was He;
And yet He chose to set His love,
O wondrous love! on me.

Our Master, Jesus,--bless His name!
I love to hear the sound,--
When I was lost to seek me came,
And, O thank God! He found.

Our Master, Jesus, from His birth
My sins and sorrows bore;
And while He lived, like me, on earth,
A servant's form He wore.

Our Master, Jesus, went to preach
The Gospel every where,
And by His own example teach
How we the Cross should bear.

Our Master, Jesus, O how kind
Was all He did and said!
He heal'd the sick, the lame, the blind,
And raised to life the dead,

Our Master, Jesus, crucified
By hands of wicked men,
Pray'd for His murderers;--then He died;
He died, but rose again.

Our Master, Jesus, suffer'd this,
The world from hell to save,
And bring to heaven's amazing bliss,
The free man and the slave.

Our Master, Jesus, takes delight
In hearts made pure within;
Though we are black, our souls are white,
When He forgives our sin.

Our Master, Jesus, who didst give
Thyself to die for me,
Grant the poor negro grace to live,
And grace to die to Thee.

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: Our Master, Jesus, reigned above
Title: Our Master, Jesus, reign'd above
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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