James Montgomery

James Montgomery (November 4, 1771, Irvine - April 30, 1854, Sheffield) was born as the son of a pastor and missionary of the Moravian Church, a Protestant denomination. James Montgomery had various changes of occupation, for example, he was editor at the Sheffield Iris. He wrote also many books. He is most well known as a poet and writer of hymns. Its been said that his songs “are sung wherever the English language is spoken”. A hundred hymns are known, many used even today.

James Montgomery
1771 - 1854


Music piece : he used God's name in this song:


Thank and Praise Jehovah’s Name;
For His mercies, firm and sure,
From eternity the same
To eternity endure.
Let the ransomed thus rejoice,
Gathered out of every land,
As the people of His choice,
Plucked from the destroyer’s hand.
Let the elders praise the Lord,
Him let all the people praise,
When they meet with one accord,
In His courts on holy days.
Praise Him, ye who know His love;
Praise Him from the depths beneath;
Praise Him in the heights above;
Praise your Maker all that breathe.
For His truth and mercy stand,
Past, and present, and to be,
Like the years of His right hand
Like His own eternity.


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