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Our willing feet shall stand

Our willing feet shall stand

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 12 hymnals

Full 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

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: Our willing feet shall stand
Author: James Montgomery

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 12 of 12)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P122.4Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #48Page Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #848Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #48Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #419Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #131Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #64Page Scan
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #544TextPage Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #130Page Scan
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #589Page Scan
The Gospel Praise Book #d349
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d680
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