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The children's angels always view

The children's angels always view

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

The children's angels always view
Their Heavenly Father's face;
His joyful messengers and true,
In Providence and Grace:--

To guard our feeble steps; to keep
From harm our living breath,
Watch o'er our senses while we sleep,
And waft us home in death.

But not to angels' care alone
Poor children are consign'd;
To God Himself our wants are known,
The Lord to us is kind.

Yes;--every comfort here below,
And every hope above;
All that we have and are, we owe
To His unfailing love.

Then let us act as in His sight,
And on our humble way
Walk in the liberty of light,
As children of the day.

Young though we be and in the prime
Of life's unfolding powers,
Of all the moments of our time,
This, only this is ours.

We seize it, Lord, before 'tis past;
We yield ourselves to Thee;
Thine be our earliest years, our last,
And our eternity.

Source: Sacred Poems and Hymns #327

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: The children's angels always view
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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The Camp-Meeting Chorister #216

Union Hymns. Rev. #d369


Sacred Poems and Hymns #327

Liturgy and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d146

Sunday School Hymn Book #d140

Union Hymns. Rev. #d359

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