James Montgomery

(4 November 1771 – 30 April 1854 / Irvine in Ayrshire)

James Montgomery Poems

41. The Recluse 4/15/2010
42. The Scene Around Me Disappears 5/9/2012
43. The Sunflower 4/15/2010
44. The Valentine Wreath 4/15/2010
45. The Visible Creation 4/15/2010
46. Thee Will I Praise, O Lord, In Light, 4/15/2010
47. There Is A Calm For Those Who Weep - 2 4/15/2010
48. There Is A Calm For Those Who Weep, 4/15/2010
49. To The Autumn 4/15/2010
50. To The Temple I Repair 1/3/2003
51. Twilight 4/15/2010
52. What Is Prayer? 4/15/2010
53. When Jesus Left His Father's Throne 1/3/2003
Best Poem of James Montgomery

Prayer Is The Soul's Sincere Desire

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire,
Unuttered or expressed;
The motion of a hidden fire
That trembles in the breast.

Prayer is the burden of a sigh,
The falling of a tear
The upward glancing of an eye,
When none but God is near.

Prayer is the simplest form of speech
That infant lips can try;
The upward glancing of an eye,
When none but God is near.

Prayer is the Christian’s vital breath,
The Christian’s native air,
His watchword at the gates of death;
He enters heaven with prayer.

O Thou, by Whom we come to God,
The Life, the ...

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In The Hour Of Trial

In the hour of trial, Jesus, plead for me,
Lest by base denial I depart from Thee.
When Thou seest me waver, with a look recall,
Nor for fear or favor suffer me to fall.

With forbidden pleasures would this vain world charm,
Or its sordid treasures spread to work me harm,
Bring to my remembrance sad Gethsemane,
Or, in darker semblance, cross-crowned Calvary.

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