To Adam thus Jehovah spake

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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

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 >

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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