The Poetical Works of James Montgomery, Collected by Himself, Volume 4

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Page 269 - Thou canst not toil in vain ; Cold, heat, and moist, and dry, Shall foster and mature the grain, For garners in the sky. Thence, when the glorious end, The day of God is come, The angel-reapers shall descend, And heaven cry —
Page 257 - Here, in the body pent, Absent from Him I roam ; Yet nightly pitch my moving tent A day's march nearer home.
Page 236 - Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?
Page 158 - THE bird that soars on highest wing Builds on the ground her lowly nest ; And she that doth most sweetly sing Sings in the shade when all things rest : — In lark and nightingale we see What honor hath humility. 2 When Mary chose the better part, She meekly sat at Jesus...
Page 259 - So when my latest breath Shall rend the veil in twain, By death I shall escape from death, And life eternal gain.
Page 357 - Thus in God's furnace are his people tried ; Thrice happy they who to the end endure : But who the fiery trial may abide ? Who from the crucible come forth so pure ? That He whose eyes of flame look through the whole, May see his image perfect in the soul...
Page 258 - Yet clouds will intervene, And all my prospect flies; Like Noah's dove, I flit between Rough seas and stormy skies. Anon the clouds depart, The winds and waters cease; While sweetly o'er my gladdened heart Expands the bow of peace!
Page 268 - Sow in the morn thy seed ; At eve hold not thy hand ; To doubt and fear give thou no heed; Broad-cast it o'er the land.
Page 231 - A lady applied to him on behalf of an orphan. After he had given liberally, she said, * When he is old enough, I will teach him to name and thank his benefactor.' * Stop (said the good man), thou art mistaken ; we do not thank the clouds for the rain. Teach him to look higher, and thank Him who giveth both the clouds and the rain.
Page 21 - A point at first It peer'd above those waves ; a point so small, I just perceived it, fix'd where all was floating ; And when a bubble eross'd it, the blue film Expanded like a sky above the speck ; That speck became a hand-breadth ; day and night It spread, accumulated, and ere long Presented to my view a dazzling plain, White as the moon amid the sapphire sea...

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