Thus saith the Lord, My Church, to thee

Thus saith the Lord, My Church, to thee

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

Thus saith the Lord, "My Church, to thee
Peace, like a river, I will send;
The Gentiles, in a stream, shall see
My mercy flowing without end.

The isles, that never heard my fame,
Nor knew the glory of my might,
They shall be taught to fear my name,
Call'd out of darkness into light.

And it shall come to pass, that vows
From sabbath unto sabbath-day,
From moon to moon, in mine own house,
All nations, tribes, and tongues shall pay."

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: Thus saith the Lord, My Church, to thee
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English


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Sacred Poems and Hymns #139

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