Joyful in Thy House of Prayer

Joyful in Thy House of Prayer

Author: James Montgomery
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Joyful in Thy House of Prayer,
Shall Thy chosen people be;
God of mercy, meet me there,
While my spirit waits on Thee.

There, with strength renew'd, the saint
As on eagle wings shall fly,
Walk and run, and never faint,
Fight and conquer,--so would I.

There, with faces Zion-ward,
When transgressors ask the way
To the city of the Lord,
Each shall hear the watchman say:--

To the Cross direct thine eyes,
Thither from destruction flee,
For the gates of paradise
Open stand on Calvary.

"He who bore a sinner thence,
As a trophy of his death,
There will pardon thine offence,
There receive thy latest breath."

There, where my Redeemer died,
Humbly in the dust I fall;
Jesus, and Him crucified,
Now shall be mine all in all.

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 >

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First Line: Joyful in Thy House of Prayer
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English