The Lord himself shall come

The Lord himself shall come

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 5 hymnals

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 Lord himself shall come
Author: James Montgomery


The Lord Himself shall come. A cento from "For ever with the Lord" (p. 381, i.), with a slightly altered text. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Gospel Hymns #d513
Hymns of Grace and Truth #389Page Scan
Hymns of Grace and Truth. 2nd ed. #d311
Hymns of Worship and Remembrance #d282
The Primitive Baptist Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes of early and late composition #434Page Scan
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