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 >
Dust and ashes, sin and guilt. J. Montgomery. [Image of Christ desired. In the M. MSS., this hymn is dated "Jan. 23, 1833.” It was published in Montgomery's Original Hymns, 1853, p. 168, in 3 stanzas of 6 lines, and headed "Renewal in the Image of Christ." Its use is mainly confined to America.
Display Title: Dust and ashes, sin and guiltFirst Line: Dust and ashes, sin and guiltTune Title: HERR NUN LASZ IN FRIEDEAuthor: James MontgomeryMeter: 7s.Date: 1890Subject: Lent, Second Sunday | ; Sundays in Lent | ; The Passion |