Again, on this rejoicing day

Again, on this rejoicing day

Author: James Montgomery
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Again, on this rejoicing day,
God's people in his temple meet,
To learn his will,--to praise and pray,--
For praise is comely, prayer is sweet:

And meek obedience to his will
Is perfect freedom to their mind,
Who love his service and fulfil,
With heart and hand, the work assign'd.

One day, Lord God! within thy courts,
Is better than a thousand spent
In vain delights, or wanton sports,
That leave remorse and discontent.

Rather we'll choose the lowest place,
The keepers of Thy doors to be,
Than dwell where sinners, void of grace,
Forget themselves, forgetting Thee.

Our willing souls we now would yield
To Thee, as Thine alone to live,
Assured Thou wilt, our sun and shield,
No good withhold,--all blessing give.

So, from Thy sanctuary shower
On young and old, with large increase,
Thy heavenly gifts, and from this hour,
Lord! send prosperity and peace.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

Author: James Montgomery

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >

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First Line: Again, on this rejoicing day
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English


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