While all the angel throng

While all the angel throng

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 11 hymnals

Author: James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

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First Line: While all the angel throng
Author: James Montgomery

Notes

While all the angel throng. A cento from "Father, in whom we live," p. 368, i. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #285

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Seamen's Hymns #230

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d698

The Church Hymn Book #d638

The College Hymn and Tune Book #d129

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