Sing a new song unto the Lord

Sing a new song unto the Lord; His mercies, every morning new

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 2 hymnals

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Sing a new song unto the Lord;
His mercies, every morning new,
His truth and faithfulness record;
Give to our God the glory due.

God is the Lord; around His throne
In heaven, adoring seraphim,
And ransom'd saints, ascribe alone
All power, might, majesty, to Hiin.

On earth His church impregnable,
Built on the rock of ages, stands,
And yet, against the gates of hell,
Shall send salvation through all lands.

Thou, by whose word the worlds were made,
In wisdom and in goodness framed,
By every creature be obey'd,
By every tongue Thy praise proclaim'd.

Let Britain's children, most of all
Beholden for their lot of grace,
Rejoice to hear their Saviour's call,
And seek their heavenly Father's face.

So the new song we now begin
Shall never cease while we have breath,
Through Him who suffer'd for our sin,
And by His death abolish'd death.

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: Sing a new song unto the Lord; His mercies, every morning new
Title: Sing a new song unto the Lord
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English


Sing a new song unto the Lord. J. Montgomery. [ Praise to the Father.] Written for the Whitsuntide gathering of the Sheffield Church Sunday Schools in 1843, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and dated in the M. manuscript. "May 6, 1843." It was included in Montgomery's Original Hymns, 1853, No. 201. In Dale's English Hymn Book, 1874, it begins with st. ii., "God is the Lord; around His throne."

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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