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James Montgomery
b. November 4, 1771 – d. April 30, 1854 • Hymn writer • Poet
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Montgomery, James
Montgomery, James(1771–1854). Scottish poet and journalist James Montgomery is best remembered for his hymns and versified renderings of the Psalms, which unite fervor and insight in simple verse. More than 100 of his hymns are still in use.The son of a Moravian minister, James Montgomery was born
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Montgomery, James
Montgomery, James (1771–1854)Scottish hymn writerRelatively few great hymn writers have been laymen. Such, however, was Montgomery, a newspaper publisher and editor and a determined advocate of social reform. Indeed, he was twice imprisoned for his outspoken articles.Montgomery was born in Scotland,