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The mountains shall depart

The mountains shall depart

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

"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

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