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To Adam thus Jehovah spake

Full Text

To Adam thus Jehovah spake--
"The ground is cursed for thy sake;
Thence eat thy bread, and there once more
Become the dust thou wert before."

"Serpent," again Jehovah said,
"The woman's seed shall bruise thy head,
Yet in the strife thy fury feel,
For thou shalt turn and wound his heel."

He comes;--we hail His glorious birth,
Who brings the blessing back to earth;
Nor Eden only, but the Tree
Of Life and immortality.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

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 >

Text Information

First Line: To Adam thus Jehovah spake
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

Tune

DUKE STREET

First published anonymously in Henry Boyd's Select Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1793), DUKE STREET was credited to John Hatton (b. Warrington, England, c. 1710; d, St. Helen's, Lancaster, England, 1793) in William Dixon's Euphonia (1805). Virtually nothing is known about Hatton, its composer,…

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10672
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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