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
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A Poor Wayfaring Man Of Grief

A poor wayfaring Man of grief
Hath often crossed me on my way,
Who sued so humbly for relief
That I could never answer nay.
I had not power to ask his name,
Whereto he went, or whence he came;
Yet there was something in his eye
That won my love; I knew not why.

Once, when my scanty meal was spread,
He entered; not a word he spake,
Just perishing for want of bread.
I gave him all; he blessed it, brake,
And ate, but gave me part again.
Mine was an angel’s portion then,
For while I fed with eager haste,
The crust was manna to my taste.

I ...

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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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