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James Montgomery
(1771-1854) born on
Nov 04
Scottish poet, journalist. He is best remembered for his hymns and versified renderings of the Psalms, which are among the finest in English.
         
   
F
Who that hath ever been
Could bear to be no more?
Yet who would tread again the scene
He trod through life before?

R
Return unto thy rest, my soul,
From all the wanderings of thy thought,
From sickness unto death made whole,
Safe through a thousand perils brought.
A
Hope against hope, and ask till ye receive.
N
Labor, the symbol of man's punishment;
Labor, the secret of man's happiness.
K
Night is the time to weep,
To wet with unseen tears
Those graves of memory where sleep
The joys of other years.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Falling Leaf."
R: "Rest for the Soul."
A: "The World before the Flood," Canto 5.
N: In "Leaves of Gold," ed. by Clyde Francis Lytle, 1952.
K: "The Issues of Life and Death."
   


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