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Sing Hallelujah; sing

Sing Hallelujah, sing glory to God alone

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

Sing Hallelujah; sing
Glory to God alone!
Bring your oblations, bring
Thank-offerings to the throne;
Take words of joy, of comfort take,
Awake to love, to life awake.

The Lord put forth His hand,
He touch'd us and we died;
Vengeance went through the land,
But mercy walk'd beside;
He heard our prayers; He saw our tears,
And stay'd the plague, and quell'd our fears.

What shall we give to Thee?
O Thou, whose purer eyes
Behold iniquity
In man's best sacrifice?
Ourselves we give, but rest our claim
On Christ, and know none other Name.

For Jesus' sake forgive
Thy people, Lord, and spare,
To Him and Thee to live,
For Thine and His we are;
Thy quickening Spirit gave us breath,
Thy Son, by death, has conquer'd death.

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Sing Hallelujah, sing glory to God alone
Title: Sing Hallelujah; sing
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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A Collection of Hymns #172

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A Selection of Hymns #366

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #542

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Hymns for Church and Home #165


Sacred Poems and Hymns #292

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