Son of the living God, display

Son of the living God, display

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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Son of the living God, display
Thy glory in this place,
While for new hearts, new souls we pray,
And early seek Thy face.

Wert Thou obedient unto death,
That we might never die?
Didst Thou, as man, resume Thy breath,
To plead for us on high?

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And wilt Thou in Thine image mould
Those whom Thy blood hath bought?
As God, in us the clay behold;
In us the change be wrought:--

Till heart in hand ourselves we give,
No longer deem'd our own;
Baptized into Thy death to live,--
To live to Thee alone.

So when this earthly house we leave,
For mansions built above,
Our Spirits to the arms receive
Of Thine eternal love.

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: Son of the living God, display
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #111

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