James Montgomery

(4 November 1771 – 30 April 1854 / Irvine in Ayrshire)

James Montgomery Poems

41. The Recluse 4/15/2010
42. The Scene Around Me Disappears 5/9/2012
43. The Sunflower 4/15/2010
44. The Valentine Wreath 4/15/2010
45. The Visible Creation 4/15/2010
46. Thee Will I Praise, O Lord, In Light, 4/15/2010
47. There Is A Calm For Those Who Weep - 2 4/15/2010
48. There Is A Calm For Those Who Weep, 4/15/2010
49. To The Autumn 4/15/2010
50. To The Temple I Repair 1/3/2003
51. Twilight 4/15/2010
52. What Is Prayer? 4/15/2010
53. When Jesus Left His Father's Throne 1/3/2003
Best Poem of James Montgomery

Prayer Is The Soul's Sincere Desire

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire,
Unuttered or expressed;
The motion of a hidden fire
That trembles in the breast.

Prayer is the burden of a sigh,
The falling of a tear
The upward glancing of an eye,
When none but God is near.

Prayer is the simplest form of speech
That infant lips can try;
The upward glancing of an eye,
When none but God is near.

Prayer is the Christian’s vital breath,
The Christian’s native air,
His watchword at the gates of death;
He enters heaven with prayer.

O Thou, by Whom we come to God,
The Life, the ...

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The Flash At Midnight

The flash at midnight! - 'twas a light
That gave the blind a moment's sight
Then sank in tenfold gloom;
Loud, deep, and long, the thunder broke,
The deaf ear instantly awoke,
Then closed as in the tomb:
An angel might have passed my bed,
Sounded the trump of God, and fled.

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