Though holy, holy, holy, Lord

Though holy, holy, holy, Lord

Author: James Montgomery
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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: Though holy, holy, holy, Lord
Author: James Montgomery

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Though holy, holy, holy, Lord. J. Montgomery. [Holy Trinity.] This appeared in Bickersteth's Christian Psalmody, 1833, No. 12, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and based on Isaiah vi. 3. It is given in a few modem hymnbooks in Great Britain and America, but is not found in Montgomery's Original Hymns, 1853.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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