Treasure Island

James Montgomery

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

Quotations

  • ''Yet nightly pitch my moving tent,
    A day's march nearer home.''
    James Montgomery (1771-1854), British poet. At Home in Heaven.
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  • ''Stand up and bless the Lord,
    Ye children of His choice;
    Stand up, and bless the Lord your God
    With heart, and soul, and voice.''
    James Montgomery (1771-1854), renewer of the Old Church of the Brethren and hymn-writer. "Exhortation to Praise and Thanksgiving," l. 1-4 (1824).
  • ''Journey to Gethsemane, go and feel the tempter's power;
    Your Redeemer's conflict see, watch the anguish of this hour;
    Do not hide or turn away: learn from Jesus how to pray.''
    James Montgomery (1771-1854), renewer of the Old Church of the Brethren and hymn-writer. New Century Hymnal (1995). "Journey to Gethsemane," l. 1-4 (1820). Alt.
  • ''Be known to us in breaking bread,
    But do not then depart;
    Saviour, abide with us, and spread
    Thy table in our heart.''
    James Montgomery (1771-1854), renewer of the Old Church of the Brethren and hymn-writer. "The Family Table," l. 9-13, The Christian Psalmist (1825).
  • ''God is my strong salvation,
    What foe have I to fear?
    In darkness and temptation,
    My light, my help is near;''
    James Montgomery (1771-1854), renewer of the Old Church of the Brethren and hymn-writer. "Trust in the Lord," l. 1-4.

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In the Hour of Trial

In the hour of trial, Jesus, plead for me,
Lest by base denial I depart from Thee.
When Thou seest me waver, with a look recall,
Nor for fear or favor suffer me to fall.

With forbidden pleasures would this vain world charm,
Or its sordid treasures spread to work me harm,
Bring to my remembrance sad Gethsemane,
Or, in darker semblance, cross-crowned Calvary.

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