According to thy gracious word
According to thy gracious word. James Montgomery* (1771-1854).
First published in Montgomery’s The Christian Psalmist (Glasgow, 1825), with the heading ‘“This do in remembrance of me” Luke 22:19’ in six stanzas. It was repeated in Montgomery’s Original Hymns (1853), and since that time it has appeared in many books, with slight variations. It was printed in EH and NEH, and came into the A&M tradition with A&MCP in 2000. It has long been a favourite with nonconformists, though it was surprisingly omitted from RS. Throughout it uses the word ‘remember’ with great skill: the final stanza daringly uses the words of the penitent thief (Luke 23: 42). The hymn is indebted to the biblical...
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