When here, O Lord, we seek thy face

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: When here, O Lord, we seek thy face
Author: James Montgomery

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HURSLEY

HURSLEY is a Protestant French Huguenot melody by an anonymous composer.

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Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs Suitable for Use in Public Worship #646

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #412

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Plymouth Collection #a937

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #937

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H579

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #937

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The Mozart Collection of Sacred Music #105

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