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Weep no more, Zion, dry thy streaming tears

Weep no more, Zion, dry thy streaming tears

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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Weep no more, Zion, dry thy streaming tears,
The Eternal is thy God, dismiss thy fears;
Rest in the land of peace for thee remains,
Jehovah leads thee, Israel's strength sustains.

He will restore thee, ev'n as from the dead,
O'er ruin'd heaps the vine and olive spread;
He will rebuild, as in thy happiest hours,
Thy city walls, thy battlements and towers.

A day will come, a day when from on high,
Mount Ephraim's watchmen to the tribes shall cry,
Return, ye rebels; 'tis your Sovereign's will
That calls you; come and climb his holy hill.

Rise, unforgotten by thy Lord above,
He loved thee with an everlasting love;
That love, at trumpet's sound, in joyful throngs,
Thy sons, O Zion! now extol in songs.

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 >

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First Line: Weep no more, Zion, dry thy streaming tears
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English