The peace of God surpassing thought

The peace of God surpassing thought

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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The peace of God surpassing thought,
From heaven into our minds come down;
That peace on earth which Jesus brought,
When for the cross He left his crown:--

That peace with God, which Jesus made,
Our daysman and our surety He,
Whose outstretch'd hands on both were laid,
The sinner and the Deity:--

That peace be ours; so shall we prove,
As faith, and hope, and love increase,
That Christ's disciples live and move
In the pure element of peace.

Assembling here, an humble band,
Our covenantal pledge to take,
We pass the cup from hand to hand,
From heart to heart, for His dear sake.

Jesus, Thyself to us draw nigh,
And speak Thy salutation-word,
Say "Peace be with you!" while we cry,
Like those of old,--"It is the Lord!"

Our Lord! our God! Thy Spirit's seal
Impress on our recorded vow,
And may our peaceful lives reveal
The truth of what we witness now.

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 peace of God surpassing thought
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English


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