Our willing feet shall stand

Our willing feet shall stand

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 12 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

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 >

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First Line: Our willing feet shall stand
Author: James Montgomery

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

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

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The Gospel Psalmist #64

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

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #130

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Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #589

The Gospel Praise Book #d349

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d680

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