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 >
We bid Thee welcome in the Name. J. Montgomery. [Induction of a Minister.] This hymn is in the M. MSS., but is undated. It was published in Montgomery's Christian Psalmist, 1825, No. 535, and again in his Original Hymns, 1853, No. 305, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "On the Appointment of a Minister." It is found in many collections, but usually in an abbreviated form.
The tune CREATION is taken from the chorus “The Heavens Are Telling” from the well known oratorio The Creation (1798) by Franz Joseph Haydn (b. Rohrau, Austria, 1732; d. Vienna, Austria, 1809). Haydn's life was relatively uneventful, but his artistic legacy was truly astounding. He began his mus…
Display Title: We Bid You Welcome in the NameFirst Line: We bid you welcome in the nameTune Title: HERR JESU CHRIST, MEINSAuthor: James Montgomery, 1771-1854Meter: LMDate: 1982Subject: Ordination, Installation |
Display Title: We Bid You Welcome in the NameFirst Line: We bid you welcome in the nameTune Title: HUSAuthor: James MontgomeryMeter: L.M.Scripture: Matthew 20:26-28; John 21:15-19; 2 Timothy 2:15; 2 Timothy 2:24; 1 Peter 5:1-4Date: 1995Subject: Installation | ; Ministry | ; Ordination | ; Ordination and Installation |