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When those who feared the Lord of old

When those who feared the Lord of old

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

When those who fear'd the Lord of old
Met oft, and spoke with one accord,
A book was written, and enroll'd
Their faithful names before the Lord.

They shall be mine, Jehovah said,
And as a signet on my hand,
A crown of glory for my head,
Among my chosen jewels stand.

And I will spare them in that day,
Even as a father spares his son,
When all the proud are swept away,
The wicked, root and branch, undone.

Then shall my righteousness be shown;
Then, by their good or evil lot,
The sinner and the saint be known,
Who served the Lord, who served Him not.

Lord, we are taught Thy name to fear,
O may we tremble to offend;
Lord, we are taught to serve Thee here,
May we be faithful to the end.

Our names are on Thy Church's rolls,
But in Thy book our pardon write:
Rich was the ransom of our souls,
May they be precious in Thy sight.

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: When those who feared the Lord of old
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #346

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #903

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Baptist Hymn Book #a506

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #418

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #418


Sacred Poems and Hymns #149

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The Baptist Hymn Book #506

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The Harp #1153

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The Harp. 2nd ed. #a1153

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