Our willing feet shall stand

Our willing feet shall stand

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 13 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Our willing feet shall stand
Within the temple door,
While young and old, in many a band,
Shall throng the sacred floor.

2 Thither the tribes repair,
Where all are wont to meet,
And, joyful in the house of prayer,
Bend at thy mercy-seat.

3 Within these walls may peace
And harmony be found;
Zion, in all thy palaces,
Prosperity abound!

4 For friends and brethren dear,
Our prayer shall never cease;
Oft as they meet for worship here,
God send his people peace!

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #544

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: Our willing feet shall stand
Author: James Montgomery
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 13 of 13)
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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #419

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A Collection of Hymns #131

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #130

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Plymouth Collection #a48

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #48

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P122.4

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Songs of Pilgrimage #589

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d680

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #48

The Gospel Praise Book #d349

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The Gospel Psalmist #64

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The Voice of Praise #544

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