My House shall be an House of Prayer

My House shall be an House of Prayer

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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"My House shall be an House of Prayer
For all that live, to worship there:"
Thus saith the Lord:--how answer we?
"Thine House, our House of Prayer shall be."

"Wherever I my Name record,
There will I meet Thee," saith the Lord;
Thee in Thine House of Prayer we meet;
Now bless us from the Mercy-seat.

Thus spake the Lord--"My Son, to Thee
Swear every tongue, bow every knee:"
Father, by us Thy will be done,
We bow the knee and "Kiss the Son."

His throne and kingdom thus advance,
The world be His inheritance;
Then, for all people every where,
Thine House shall be an House of Prayer.

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: My House shall be an House of Prayer
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English


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