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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

Full Text

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.

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

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 >

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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
Language: English



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