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

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


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