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Not in Jerusalem alone

Not in Jerusalem alone

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 3 hymnals

Full Text

Not in Jerusalem alone,
God hears and answers prayer,
Nor on Samaria's mountain known,
Dispenses blessings there.

True worshippers may now draw nigh,
Sinners may seek His face,
Assured to meet His ear and eye,
All times, in every place.

Hence in the secrecy of thought
Our silent souls may pray,
Or round the household altar brought
Begin and close the day.

Yet, meet it is, and right, and good,
Where He records His Name,
To mingle with the multitude,
And His high praise proclaim.

There, while the Lord their God they bless,
And He shines forth on them,
His Church appears in holiness,
Their new Jerusalem.

Then let us consecrate to Him,
These walls with love and fear,
God dwelt between the cherubim,
May God in Christ dwell here.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

Author: James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Not in Jerusalem alone
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English