The grace of Jesus Christ our Lord

The grace of Jesus Christ our Lord, The Father's love with sweet accord

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 5 hymnals

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The grace of Jesus Christ our Lord,
The Father's love with sweet accord,
The Holy Ghost's communion be
Our bond of peace and amity.

This is the threefold cord that binds
The sympathies of kindred minds,
And draws them to that Glorious Three,
The One eternal Deity.

Thus God to man Himself reveals,
His people calls, redeems, and seals,
Who one with Him in spirit are,
In answer to Christ's farewell prayer.

Nor time, nor place, nor life, nor death,
Decaying strength, departing breath,
Can loose or break that holy cord,
Laid on them by their loving Lord.

This was the very cord of love,
Which drew Him from His throne above;
With it He makes Sin's prisoners free,
And captive leads captivity.

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Bound with this covenant to-day,
We rest as pilgrims on our way,
Past trials thankfully review,
And cheerfully prepare for new.

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: The grace of Jesus Christ our Lord, The Father's love with sweet accord
Title: The grace of Jesus Christ our Lord
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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Church Harmonies #517

Hymns for Schools and Families #d449

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #439

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #155

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #352

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