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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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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