Words of eternal life to me

Words of eternal life to me

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 2 hymnals

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Words of eternal life to me,
O may my faith receive the whole;
Bound with my heart-strings, let them be
Hid in the secret of my soul.

Though heaven and earth shall pass away,
These words of prophecy are sure,
Unchangeable amidst decay,
And pure as God himself is pure.

Whoe'er to these shall add alloy,
Or take one sacred fragment thence,
Them and their works will God destroy;
His arm shall be His truth's defence.

Firm in that Truth may we abide,
Till Christ our Lord appear again;
Come, say the Spirit and the Bride,
Lord Jesus, quickly come:--Amen!

Source: Sacred Poems and Hymns #25

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: Words of eternal life to me
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Sacred Poems and Hymns #25

The Halifax Selection of Hymns #d499

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