Montgomery, James
James Montgomery (1771-1854)was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, the son of missionaries.  He spent most of his working life as a journalist and editor of local newspaper "The Sheffield Iris".  Montgomery is best known for his hymns and poems; but he was also associated with social reform movements, such as campaigns to end slavery and prevent children from working as chimney sweeps.  His outspoken views led to two prison sentences.

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