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While through this changing world we roam

While through this changing world we roam

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 61 hymnals

Representative Text

While through this changing world we roam,
From infancy to age,
Heaven is the Christian pilgrim's home,
His rest at every stage.

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Thither his raptured thought ascends,
Eternal joys to share;
There his adoring spirit bends,
While here be kneels in prayer.

From earth his freed affections rise
To fix on things above,
Where all his hope of glory lies,
And love is perfect love.

Oh! there may we our treasures place,
There let our hearts be found,
That still where sin abounded, grace
May more and more abound.

Henceforth our conversation be
With Christ before the throne:
Ere long we eye to eye shall see,
And know as we are known.



Source: Sacred Poems and Hymns #228

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 through this changing world we roam
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #691

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #441

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #441

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #441

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #441

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #441

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #441

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #530

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #427

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #427

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #864

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for ... Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d368

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of the Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d372

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Christian Praise #348

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d1070

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1169

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Church Melodies #830

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Church Psalmist #358

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Church Psalmist #358

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Church Psalmist #358

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Hymns and Tunes #128

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #517

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #517

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #326

Hymns for the Hospital Chapel, Worcester #d242

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d65

Melodies of the Church #d1122

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1107

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #1245

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d922

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #188

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #228

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Seamen's Hymns #358

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d702

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Social Psalmist #358

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #503

Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d473

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1269

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1268

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1268

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1268

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #1268

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1268

Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d632

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Songs of the Church #829

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1107

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d420

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d413

The Choral #d258

The Christian Hymn Book #d703

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d704

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The Christian Psalmist #535

The Church Hymn Book #d1167

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The Congregational Hymn Book #659

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #440

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The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #261

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #623

The Vestry Hymn Book #d552

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