The mountains shall depart

The mountains shall depart

Author: James Montgomery
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"The mountains shall depart,
The hills shall be removed,
Faithful, O Lord! Thou art,
Faithful hast ever proved,
And faithful to eternity,
Thy word of promise stands to me.

"That blessed word I prove,
I know Thee as Thou art;
Thy kindness will not move,
Nor can Thy truth depart;
With me, Thy covenant of peace
Is seal'd, is sure, and shall not cease."

Thus may the mourner say
In the dark hour of grief,
When the first trembling ray
Of comfort darts relief
Into the dungeon of his soul,
Till love, joy, peace, illume the whole.

Down, then, the dungeon falls,
A palace straight upsprings,
Salvation guards the walls,
And lo! the King of kings
Enters with all his glorious train,
For ever in that soul to reign.

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: The mountains shall depart
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English


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