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With joy we own thy servant [servants], Lord

With joy we own thy servant [servants], Lord

Author: James Montgomery
Tune: DOWNS (Mason)
Published in 14 hymnals

Representative Text

1 With joy we own thy servant, Lord,
Thy minister below,
Ordained to spread thy truth abroad,
That all thy name may know.

2 O may he now, and ever, keep
His eye intent on thee;
Do thou, great Shepherd of the sheep,
His bright example be.

3 With plenteous grace his heart prepare
To execute thy will;
And give him patience, love and care,
And faithfulness and skill.

4 Inflame his mind with ardent zeal,
Thy flock to feed and teach:
And let him live, and let him feel,
The truths he’s called to preach.

5 As show'rs refresh the thirsty plain,
So let his labors prove:
By him extend thy righteous reign—
The reign of truth and love.

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #435

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: With joy we own thy servant [servants], Lord
Author: James Montgomery



Instances (1 - 14 of 14)

A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d510

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d376

Gloria in Excelsis #d778

Latter-Day Saint Hymns #d378

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #312

Sacred Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints. 25th ed. #d365

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The Christian Hymn Book #469

The Christian Hymnal #d791

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The Christian Hymnal #329


The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #435

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The Standard Church Hymnal #560

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