The morning stars in concert sangAuthor: James Montgomery
Tune: MEDWAY (Pergolesi)
Published in 4 hymnals
The morning stars in concert sang,
When God created heaven and earth;
And earth and heaven with music rang,
When angels hail'd Messiah's birth.
From Eden to the King of kings,
In sinless man's primeval days,
The voices of all living things,
All nature's sounds, were notes of praise.
When Adam by transgression fell,
Concord to dissonance was changed,
And strife, the element of hell,
The young world's harmony deranged.
Nor ever, since His Sabbath-rest,
When the great Maker from the skies,
His finish'd works beheld and bless'd,
Have songs of glory ceased to rise.
Where two or three in union meet,
Or thousands throng the house of prayer,
Heart-melodies, thanksgivings sweet,
And faithful vows are offer'd there.
Now, with all instruments in one,
All Spirits tuned to one accord,
Our prayer be this,--"Thy will be done;"
And this our anthem,--"Praise the Lord!"
Sacred Poems and Hymns
The morning stars in concert sang. J. Montgomery. [Praise.] Written for the Sheffield Sunday School Union Whit Monday gathering of 1849, and printed on a broad sheet for use on that occasion. In Montgomery's Original Hymns, 1853, in 6 stanzas of 4 1ines it is given "For the Opening of an Organ," for which it is well adapted.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #991||The morning stars in concert sang||The morning stars in concert sang||Montgomery||1876|
|Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d653||The morning stars in concert sang||The morning stars in concert sang||James Mongtomery||1866|
|Sacred Poems and Hymns #302||The morning stars in concert sang||The morning stars in concert sang||James Montgomery||188.8.131.52||1854|
|The Gospel Psalmist #951||Opening of an Organ||The morning stars in concert sang||MEDWAY||Montgomery||1861|