We know the condescending grace

We know the condescending grace

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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We know the condescending grace
Of our Lord Jesus Christ:--We know
He came to seek and save our race
From sin, and death, and endless woe.

Rich ere the world began,--on earth
Impov'rish'd to retrieve our loss,
And, from the manger at His birth,
Exalted only to the Cross.

Yet in that humble crib was He
God in the flesh made manifest:
And, on that ignominious tree,
God over all, for ever blest.

Then, at His manger let us meet,
In spirit our Emmanuel own,
Or round the cross, beneath His feet,
Hail Him as on the Father's Throne.

That throne and cross united here
Time nor eternity can part,
As one henceforth the twain appear,
Seen only by the pure in heart:--

The pure in heart, for they alone
Can on the cross's glory gaze,
Where the Lamb slain amidst the Throne
Adoring saints and angels praise.

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: We know the condescending grace
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English


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