Scripture Verse

O men, how long shall My honor suffer shame? How long will you love vain words, and seek after lies? But know that the Lord has set apart the godly for Himself. Psalm 4:2–3

Introduction

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James Montgomery
(1771–1854)

Words: James Mont­go­me­ry, Songs of Zi­on (Lon­don: Long­man, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, 1822).

Music: Duke Street at­trib­ut­ed to John Hat­ton, 1793 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Hat­ton (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

How long, ye sons of men, will ye
The servant of the Lord despise,
Delight yourselves with vanity,
And trust in refuges of lies?

Know that the Lord hath set apart
The godly man in every age;
He loves a meek and lowly heart;
His people are His heritage.

Then stand in awe, nor dare to sin;
Commune with your own heart, be still:
The Lord requireth truth within,
The sacrifice of mind and will.