Thrice happy he who shuns the way

Thrice happy he who shuns the way

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 9 hymnals

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 >

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First Line: Thrice happy he who shuns the way
Author: James Montgomery



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Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d930

General Baptist Hymn Book #d479

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d811

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The Harp #747

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