Conversion of the Jews

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

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

3 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.

4 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.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #592

Author: James Montgomery

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >

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First Line: Daughter of Zion, from the dust
Title: Conversion of the Jews
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain; Public Domain


Daughter of Zion, from the dust. J. Montgomery. [For the Jews.] Appeared in the Leeds Selection of Hymns, 1822, No. 254, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and based on Is. lii. 1. In 1825 it was included by Montgomery in his Christian Psalmist, No. 555, and again in his Original Hymns, 1853, No. 241. In Common Praise, 1879, it is given as "Arise, O Zion! from the dust." Its American use in its original form is extensive.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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