Sing we the song of those who stand

Sing we the song of those who stand. James Montgomery* (1771-1854). This was one of many hymns written by Montgomery for the traditional Whitsuntide Festivals of the Sheffield Sunday School Union. This was first printed on the leaflet for Whit Monday 1824, and then in The Christian Psalmist (1825) with the title ‘The Church militant learning the Church triumphant’s Song’; it later appeared in Montgomery’s Original Hymns (1853). It had six stanzas, all of which appear in RS, with modernising alterations. HP prints the original text, but omits stanza 3 (‘Toil, trial, suffering...’): Sing we the song of those who stand  Around the eternal throne,Of every kindred, clime, and land,  A...

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