Come in, thou blessed of the Lord

Come in, thou blessed of the Lord, Stranger nor foe art thou

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 76 hymnals

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Come in, thou blessed of the Lord,
Stranger nor foe art thou;
We welcome thee with warm accord,
Our Friend, our Brother now.

The hand of fellowship, the heart
Of love, we offer thee;
Leaving the world, thou dost but part
From lies and vanity.

The cup of blessing which we bless,
The heavenly bread we break,
(Our Saviour's blood and righteousness,)
Freely with us partake.

In weal or woe, in joy or care,
Thy portion shall be ours;
Christians their mutual burthen share,
They lend their mutual powers.

Come with us, we will do thee good,
As God to us hath done,
Stand but in Him, as those have stood,
Whose faith the victory won.

And when by turns we pass away,
As star by star grows dim,
May each, translated into day,
Be lost and found in Him.

Sacred Poems and Hymns, 1854

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Come in, thou blessed of the Lord, Stranger nor foe art thou
Title: Come in, thou blessed of the Lord
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Come in, thou blessed of the Lord; Stranger nor foe, &c. J. Montgomery, [Reception of a Member.] In the M. MSS. this hymn is dated "July 1, 1834." It was published in Conder's Congregational Hymn Book, 1836, No. 471, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and again in Montgomery's Original Hymns, 1853, No. 150. Its popularity is greater in America than in Great Britain.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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EAGLEY (Walch)


ST. AGNES (Dykes)

John B. Dykes (PHH 147) composed ST. AGNES for [Jesus the Very Thought of Thee]. Dykes named the tune after a young Roman Christian woman who was martyred in A.D. 304 during the reign of Diocletian. St. Agnes was sentenced to death for refusing to marry a nobleman to whom she said, "I am already eng…

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ROCKINGHAM (Mason)


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Church Hymns and Gospel Songs #162

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Church Hymns and Gospel Songs #162

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Dyer's Psalmist #195

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Dyer's Psalmist #199

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Evangelical Hymnal #406

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Gipsy Smith's Mission Hymnal #CH162

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d70

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #617

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #781

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #781

Hymns and Tunes for Home Worship #d33

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Hymns for Church and Home #32

Hymns of Calvary, a Choice Collection of Old and New Century Hymns and Songs #d35

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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d110

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #133

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #1009

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #149

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S121

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #150

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Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy #374

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #520

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #856

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #846

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Songs for the Sanctuary #846

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Songs for the Sanctuary #856

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Songs for the Sanctuary #856

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Standard Hymns and Spiritual Songs #78

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The Gospel Shower; a Collection of Gospel Hymns #d25

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Times of Refreshing #184

Times of Refreshing #d31

Two Hundred and Fifty-two Familiar Hymns #d33

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Worship in the School Room #435

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