James Montgomery (1771-1854)

 

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

Featured Hymns:

Jerusalem, my happy home (adapted from F.B.P.)

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 | 3rd ed., 1810: PDF)
The World Before the Flood: A Poem (1813: PDF)
Greenland and Other Poems (1819: PDF)
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: PDF (1829))

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 at Hymnary.org:
https://hymnary.org/person/Montgomery_J

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