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My House shall be an House of Prayer

My House shall be an House of Prayer

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

"My House shall be an House of Prayer
For all that live, to worship there:"
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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

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: My House shall be an House of Prayer
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English



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