Glad was my heart to hear

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Glad was my heart to hear
My old companions say,
Come,--in the House of God appear,
For 'tis an holy day.

Our willing feet shall stand
Within the temple-door,
While young and old in many a band
Shall throng the sacred floor.

Thither the tribes repair,
Where all are wont to meet,
And joyful in the House of Prayer
Bend at the Mercy-seat.

Pray for Jerusalem,
The city of our God;
The Lord from Heaven be kind to them
That love the dear abode.

Within these walls may peace
And harmony be found:
Zion, in all thy palaces,
Prosperity abound.

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God scorns not humble things;
These, though the proud despise,
The children of the King of kings,
Are training for the skies.

May none who thus are taught,
From glory be cast down,
But all through faith and patience brought
To an eternal crown.

For friends and brethren dear,
Our prayer shall never cease,
Oft as they meet for worship here,
God send his people peace.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

Author: James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Glad was my heart to hear
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English

Tune

SILVER STREET

Although this tune is widely attributed to Isaac Smith and was published in Smiths Collection of Psalm Tunes, London, ca. 1780, Smith does not claim to be the composer. The tune also appeared in other books of similar or earlier date. Southern Harmony, 1835 attributes the tune to J. Street. - From T…

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The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #866Page Scan
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