Power from on high, O God, impart

Power from on high, O God, impart

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 6 hymnals

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Power from on high, O God, impart,
Power in thy gospel to believe;
Power to surrender our whole heart,
Power all thy mercy to receive.

The Word to us in vain were given,
We hear, we read, we learn in vain;
In vain thy Son came down from heaven,
If thou "the Spirit's might" restrain.

Here be His sacred influence felt,
With searching, cleansing, quickening force,
Till souls of millstone-hardness melt,
And flow like waters from their source.

Convinced and humbled in the dust
Beneath the burden of our guilt,
We own Thy law's dread sentence just,
But plead the blood of pardon spilt.

Thy Spirit witness with that blood,
And Christ our Saviour glorify;
While we, as children born of God,
With rapture, "Abba! Father!" cry.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

Author: James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

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First Line: Power from on high, O God, impart
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #137

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #137

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #222

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #222

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #84

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The Harp #594

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