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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.
Who that hath ever been
Could bear to be no more?
Yet who would tread again the scene
He trod through life before?

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.
Hope against hope, and ask till ye receive.
Labor, the symbol of man's punishment;
Labor, the secret of man's happiness.
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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