Learn More

James Montgomery

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

People of the Living God


People of the living God,
I have sought the world around;
Paths of sin and sorrow trod,
Peace and comfort nowhere found:
Now to you my spirit turns—
Turns a fugitive unblest;
Brethren, where your altar burns,
Oh, receive me into rest.

Lonely I no longer roam
Like the cloud, the wind, the wave;
Where you dwell shall be my home,
Where you die shall be my grave;
Mine the God Whom you adore;
Your Redeemer shall be mine;
Earth can fill my soul no more—
Every idol I resign.

Tell me not of gain and loss,
Ease, enjoyment, pomp, and pow’r;
Welcome poverty and cross,
Shame reproach, affliction’s hour.
“Follow Me”—I know Thy voice;
Jesus, Lord, Thy steps I see;
Now I take Thy yoke by choice,
Light Thy burden now to me.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: poverty, loss, lonely, sorrow, peace, people, home, wind, god, light, world

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (People of the Living God by James Montgomery )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  2. Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead, Alfred Lord Tennyson
  3. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  4. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  5. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  6. Fear No More, William Shakespeare
  7. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  8. Christmas Trees, Robert Frost
  9. Christmas Day In the Workhouse, George Robert Sims
  10. The Tiger, William Blake

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. the kingdom is born, ademola oluwabusayo
  2. Haiku(Christmas), Aftab Alam
  3. At a Wedding, Sir John Suckling
  4. Nostalgia, Lawrence Beck
  5. Evening Song, Sherwood Anderson
  6. Gentle Golden Light, Margaret Alice Second
  7. What is I want under the destinies ten.., Yuri Starostin
  8. Lonely Road, Alexander Onoja
  9. Happy Birthday Lord, Ron Baratono
  10. I Truly Do, Michael P. McParland
[Hata Bildir]