This place is holy ground

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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This place is holy ground. J. Montgomery. [Death and Burial.] This is the opening line of Verses to the Memory of the late Richard Reynolds, of Bristol, London: Longmans, 1816. The Verses were given in three parts: i. "The death of the Righteous"; ii. "The Memory of the Just"; iii. "A Good Man's Monument." Mr. Reynolds was an emi¬nent Quaker philanthropist; and the “Monument" referred to was the Society for the relief of persons in necessitous circumstances which was founded in Bristol in his memory. The Verses were repeated in all the complete editions of Montgomery's Works. The cento given in several American hymnbooks, including Hatfield's Church Hymn Book, 1872, is composed of stanzas i., ii., vii.-ix. of pt. i. on " The death of the Righteous." The original is in 9 stanzas of 6 lines.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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