Scripture Verse

Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion. Isaiah 52:2


James Montgomery (1771–1854)
National Portrait Gallery


Words: James Mont­go­me­ry, in Se­lect­ion of Hymns (Leeds, Eng­land: 1822).

Music: Hum­mel Hein­rich C. Zeu­ner, 1832 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Zeu­ner (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Daughter of Zi­on, from the dust
Exalt thy fall­en head;
Again in thy Re­deem­er trust,
He calls thee from the dead.

Awake, awake, put on thy strength,
Thy beau­ti­ful array;
The day of free­dom dawns at length
The Lord’s ap­point­ed day.

Rebuild thy walls, thy bounds en­large,
And send thy her­alds forth;
Say to the South, Give up thy charge!
And Keep not back, O North!

They come, they come; thine ex­iled bands,
Where’er they rest or roam,
Have heard thy voice in dist­ant lands,
And hast­en to their home.

Thus, though the uni­verse shall burn,
And God His works de­stroy,
With songs thy ran­somed shall return,
And ev­er­last­ing joy.

Lament of the Faithful
Wailing Wall, Jerusalem
Gustav Bauernfeind, 1890