While all the angel throng

While all the angel throng

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 11 hymnals

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: While all the angel throng
Author: James Montgomery
Copyright: Public Domain

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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Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #285

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Church Psalmist #230

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Church Psalmist #230

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Church Psalmist #230

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Church Psalmody #276

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Hymns of Worship #143

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Seamen's Hymns #230

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d698

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Social Psalmist #230

The Church Hymn Book #d638

The College Hymn and Tune Book #d129

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