With reverence and with godly fear

With reverence and with godly fear

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 2 hymnals

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With reverence and with godly fear,
Father of mercies! may we now
In spirit and in truth draw near,
And humbly at thy footstool bow.

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Such worshippers Thou dost require,
Such, round Thine altar make us all;
Thou, God, that answerest by fire!
Let that baptismal blessing fall.

All gods beside Thee we disown,
Henceforth all idols we forsake;
Thou Lord art God, thou, Lord, alone;
Thy vows upon our souls we take.

Bind Thou in Heaven what thus we bind
On earth, in great infirmity,
But put Thy laws within our mind,
These shall our strength, our safeguard be.

We seek salvation, in the name
Of Jesus thy beloved Son;
We plead His prayer; we urge His claim;
With Thee and Him let us be One.

Now, while in fellowship we meet,
The earnest of thy Spirit send,
And here our union to complete,
Seal it on high, world without end.

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 reverence and with godly fear
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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