(17711854). Brit. poet, hymnist, ed., journalist; b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scot., son of John Montgomery, an Irish Moravian minister; educ. at Moravian school at Fulneck, near Leeds, Yorkshire, Eng., to prepare for the ministry; parents sent to W Indies as missionaries 1783 and soon d. there; Montgomery then worked in Mirfield (near Wakefield), Wath (near Rotherham), and Sheffield; engaged in religious and philanthropic work. Ed. Sheffield Iris (formerly called Sheffield Register); wrote ca. 400 hymns, including Angels from the Realms of Glory; Go to Dark Gethsemane; Forever with the Lord.
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