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The Word of God, the Word of truth

The Word of God, the Word of truth

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

The Word of God, the Word of truth,
Instruct our childhood, guide our youth,
Uphold us through life's middle stage,
And be our comfort in old age!

'Twas by that Word the heavens were made,
By it the earth's foundations laid;
All things that are on it depend,
Their source and stay, their rule and end.

By it Jehovah gave His law,
Midst sounds of terror, sights of awe;
By it the holy men of old
A better covenant foretold.

Christ Jesus came, Himself "the Word;"
His voice the powers of nature heard,
In servant's form, they knew His call,
The Son of God, the Lord of all.

The Word of mercy which He brought,
The Word of wisdom which He taught,
His Word of grace, so full, so free,
Our hope, our joy, our portion be.

That Word, if early doom'd to death,
Revive us at our latest breath,
And when our souls in judgment stand,
Decree our place at God's right hand.

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 >

Text Information

First Line: The Word of God, the Word of truth
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English


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Sacred Poems and Hymns #28

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