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(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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People of the Living God

People of the living God,
I have sought the world around;
Paths of sin and sorrow trod,
Peace and comfort nowhere found:
Now to you my spirit turns—
Turns a fugitive unblest;
Brethren, where your altar burns,
Oh, receive me into rest.

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