The world in condemnation lay

The world in condemnation lay

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 3 hymnals

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The world in condemnation lay,
And death, from Adam reigning,
O'er man maintain'd remorseless sway,
While sin his soul enchaining,
Foredoom'd the second death to all
That shared the ruins of the fall;
But Christ's triumphant mission
Redeem'd us from perdition.

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Then round His manger let us throng,
Attend Him in temptation,
Carry our cross with joy along
His path of tribulation;
With Him to Olivet retire,
On Calvary at His feet expire;
Then, on Mount Zion seated,
Our bliss shall be completed.

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 world in condemnation lay
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.7.7
Language: English

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