With heart and soul, with mind and might

With heart and soul, with mind and might

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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With heart and soul, with mind and might,
In many a glad and grateful throng,
The aged and the young unite
To sing their Pentecostal song.

This day brings sweet remembrances
Of hallow'd seasons gone before,
And pledges greater things than these,
To schools and teachers, still in store.

Thus every year bequeaths one day
Of special blessings to record;
With dear companions by the way,
While following on to know the Lord.

A gathering bore on pilgrimage
Refreshes thousands in their course;
A field-day here gives those who wage
War with the world, redoubled force.

Among the annals of the past,
This happiest day let us enrol,
And year by year, while life shall last,
Inscribe a happier on the scroll.

Can such a consummation be?--
This day is ours,--the only one;
To spend it for eternity
Will be the good work well begun.

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 >

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First Line: With heart and soul, with mind and might
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English


With heart, and soul, with mind, and might. J. Montgomery. [Sunday Schools.] Printed on a broadsheet for use at a gathering of Sunday schools on Whit Monday, 1851, and included in Montgomery's Original Hymns, 1853, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


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