Union of faith, and hope, and love

Union of faith, and hope, and love

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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Union of faith, and hope, and love,
Union of heart, and soul, and mind,
Affections fix'd on things above,
As one on earth, God's children bind.

Stones, built on Christ, the corner stone,
A spiritual temple, lo! they rise,
While sweet ascends, before the throne,
Praise in perpetual sacrifice.

Branches in Christ, the one true Vine,
Nourish'd by Him alone they thrive;
From Him the leaf, the fruit, the wine,
Each in its season, all derive.

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Members of Christ, the Church's head,
Who lives Himself through every limb,
To sin, the world, and Satan dead,
Their life in God is hid with Him.

Thus young and old, thus great and small,
O might their multitude increase!--
Who Christ their Lord and Master call,
Whate'er their lot--in Him have peace.

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: Union of faith, and hope, and love
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #152

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