James Montgomery

4 November 1771–30 April 1854

 

James Montgomery, from Edwin Long, Illustrated History of Hymns and Their Authors (c. 1882).

Featured Hymns:

Jerusalem, my happy home
Go to dark Gethsemane

Collections of Hymns and Poems:

Eckington Collection (ca. 1794)
Prison Amusements and Other Trifles (1797): PDF
Psalms and Hymns for Public or Private Devotion (1802): PDF
The Wanderer of Switzerland and Other Poems (1806): PDF
The West Indies and Other Poems

1st ed. (1807)
2nd ed. (1810)
3rd ed. (1810): PDF

The World Before the Flood: A Poem (1813: PDF)
Greenland and Other Poems (1819: PDF)
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of St. Paul’s and St. James’s Churches, Sheffield (1819)
Songs of Zion; Being Imitations of Psalms

1st ed. (1822): PDF
2nd ed. (1824): PDF

The Christian Psalmist

1st ed. (1825): PDF
2nd ed. (1825): PDF
3rd ed. (1826): PDF

The Christian Poet (1827: PDF)
The Pelican Island and Other Poems (1827: PDF)
A Poet’s Portfolio (1835: PDF)
Original Hymns (1853: PDF)

Poetical Works:

1821 — vol. 1: PDF | vol. 2: HathiTrust | vol. 3: PDF
1825 — vol. 1: PDF | vol. 2: PDF | vol. 3: PDF | vol. 4: PDF
1836 — vol. 1: HathiTrust | vol. 2: HathiTrust | vol. 3: PDF
1841 — vol. 1: PDF | vol. 2: PDF | vol. 3: PDF | vol. 4: PDF
1850 — vol. 1: PDF | vol. 2: PDF | vol. 3: PDF | vol. 4: PDF
1853 — vol. 1: PDF | vol. 2: PDF
1854 — Complete: PDF

see also William Collyer, Hymns Partly Collected and Partly Original (1812: PDF)
see also William Gardiner, Sacred Melodies (1812: WorldCat)
see also Thomas Cotterill, A Selection of Psalms and Hymns (8th ed, 1819)
see also Edward Parsons, et al., A Selection of Hymns … for the Use of the Protestant Dissenting Congregations … in Leeds (1822): PDF

Biographies:

John Holland & James Everett, Memoirs of the Life and Writings of James Montgomery, 7 vols. (London: Longman,  et al. 1854-56: HathiTrust).

Samuel Ellis, The Life, Times, and Character of James Montgomery (London: Jackson, Walford & Hodder, 1864: PDF).

Edwin Hatfield, “James Montgomery,” Poets of the Church (NY, 1884), pp. 437-444: HathiTrust

John Julian, “James Montgomery,” A Dictionary of Hymnology (London, 1892), pp. 763-765: Google Books

Related Links:

James Montgomery, Hymnary.org:
https://hymnary.org/person/Montgomery_J

J.R. Watson and Kenneth Trickett, “James Montgomery,” Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology:
https://hymnology.hymnsam.co.uk/j/james-montgomery?q=James%20Montgomery

G. Tolley, “James Montgomery,” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:
https://doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/19070