Scripture Verse

The Prince of Peace.@Isaiah 9:6

Introduction

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James Montgomery
(1771–1854)

Words: James Mont­gom­e­ry, The Chris­tian Psalm­ist (Glas­gow, Scot­land: Chal­mers & Col­lins, 1825), page 389.

Music: Lan­ca­shire Hen­ry T. Smart, 1836 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Henry T. Smart
(1813–1879)

Lyrics

When war on earth suspended
His wild career of woes,
The Prince of Peace descended,
A guiltier strife to close;
Vain battles worms were waging—
With their creator, God;
He came, and wrath assuaging,
Made peace with his own blood.

The storm that flamed and lowered
Was calm at His command;
The rod of Justice flowered,
Like Aaron’s, in His hand:
That scepter, love revealing,
Rebels, approach and kiss;
Its leaves are for your healing,
Its fruits—immortal bliss.