Social Dedication to God

Jesus, our best beloved Friend

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 74 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesus! our best beloved Friend,
On thy redeeming name we call;
Jesus! in love to us descend,
Pardon and sanctify us all.

2 Our souls and bodies we resign,
To fear and follow thy commands;
Oh! take our hearts, our hearts are thine,
Accept the service of our hands.

3 Firm, faithful, watching unto prayer,
Our Master's voice will we obey,
Toil in the vineyard here, and bear
The heat and burden of the day.

4 Yet, Lord, for us a resting-place,
In heaven, at thy right hand, prepare;
And till we see thee face to face,
Be all our conversation there.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #600

Author: James Montgomery

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, our best beloved Friend
Title: Social Dedication to God
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

WHIPPLE


ST. SEPULCHRE


FEDERAL STREET

Henry Kemble Oliver (b. Beverly, MA, 1800; d. Salem, MA, 1885) composed FEDERAL STREET in 1832, possibly as an imitation of earlier psalm tunes in long meter. He took it to a music class taught by Lowell Mason (who may have contributed to the harmony); Mason (PHH 96) published it in his Boston Acade…

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in America #571

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d241

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A Selection of Hymns #156

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #888

Additional Hymns, Designed as a Supplement to Dwight's Psalms & Hymns #d99

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d444

Chapel Hymns #d284

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Chapel Melodies #218

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #428

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Church Psalmist #802

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Church Psalmist #802

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Church Psalmody #401

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Common Praise #418

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d371

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Free Methodist Hymnal #311

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #561

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #561

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #417

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #417

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #541

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #566

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #566

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #620

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Hymns for Christian Melody #312

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #941

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #571

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Hymns of Christian Endeavor #111

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Hymns of Consecration and Faith #343

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Hymns of Worship #421

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New Hymn and Tune book #165b

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New Hymn and Tune Book #165b

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #931

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H283

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Revival Hymns #69

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #83

Schools Lyrics #d109

Social Hymn and Tune Book #d200

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Social Hymn Book #231

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Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #304

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad547

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b935

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #935

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #935

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Songs for the Sanctuary #935

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Songs for the Sanctuary #935

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Songs for the Sanctuary #935

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Songs of Praise with Tunes #386

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Songs of the Church #1065

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d375

The Chapel Hymn Book #d192

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The Church Hymnary #448

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d440

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #926

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The College Hymnal #391

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The Heart and Voice #62b

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #468

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #418

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The New Laudes Domini #949

The Public School Hymnal, for the Use of High Schools and Seminaries. New and enl. ed. #d121

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The Public School Hymnal #234

The Service of Praise #d158

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The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #284

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The Voice of Praise #600

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The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #311

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University Hymns #225

Village Hymns #d279

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #413

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #413

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Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original #413

Virginia Selection of Psalms #d240

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Worship in Song #635

Worship in the School Room #d84

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Worship in the School Room #302

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