Joyful in Thy House of Prayer

Joyful in Thy House of Prayer

Author: James Montgomery
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Joyful in Thy House of Prayer,
Shall Thy chosen people be;
God of mercy, meet me there,
While my spirit waits on Thee.

There, with strength renew'd, the saint
As on eagle wings shall fly,
Walk and run, and never faint,
Fight and conquer,--so would I.

There, with faces Zion-ward,
When transgressors ask the way
To the city of the Lord,
Each shall hear the watchman say:--

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To the Cross direct thine eyes,
Thither from destruction flee,
For the gates of paradise
Open stand on Calvary.

"He who bore a sinner thence,
As a trophy of his death,
There will pardon thine offence,
There receive thy latest breath."

There, where my Redeemer died,
Humbly in the dust I fall;
Jesus, and Him crucified,
Now shall be mine all in all.

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: Joyful in Thy House of Prayer
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #116

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