Not in Jerusalem alone

Not in Jerusalem alone

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 3 hymnals

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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.

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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

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: Not in Jerusalem alone
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English

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