The Lord our righteousness.
IN thy presence we appear;
Lord! we love to worship here,
When, within the veil, we meet
Thee upon thy mercy-seat.
2 While thy glorious Name is sung,
Touch our lips, and loose our tongue;
Then our joyful souls shall bless
Thee, the Lord our righteousness.
3 While to thee our prayers ascend,
Let thine ear in love attend;
Hear, for Jesus intercedes;
Hear us, for thy Spirit pleads.
4 While thy Word is heard with awe,
And we tremble at thy law,
Let thy Gospel’s wondrous love
Every doubt and fear remove.
5 While thy ministers proclaim
Peace and pardon through thy name,
In their voices let us own
Jesus, speaking from the throne.
6 From thy house when we return,
Let our hearts within us burn;
That at evening we may say,—
We have walk’d with God to day.
Methodist Episcopal Hymnal (1870 edition)
Take a look at the guy's biography. In some ways it reads like Paul's! "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."
We could use more hymn writers with a biography like that!