Again our ears have heard the voice

Again our ears have heard the voice

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 29 hymnals

Representative Text

Again our ears have heard the voice,
At which the dead shall live;
O may the sound our hearts rejoice,
And strength immortal give.

And have we heard the word with joy?
And have we felt its power?
To keep it be our bless'd employ,
Till life's extremest hour.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Again our ears have heard the voice
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Notes

Again our ears have heard the voice. J. Montgomery. [Close of Service.] This hymn of 2 stanzas, for the close of Divine Service, was given in his Christian Psalmist, 1825, No 472, and again in his Original Hymns, 1853, No. 354. It was included in Bickersteth's Christian Psalmody. 1833, but its use is very limited.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #656

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #335

A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d9

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #429

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #29

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #29

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #29

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #29

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #29

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #29

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #82

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #44

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #44

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #506

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #80

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d10

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #380

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #380

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #83

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #83

Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d1

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #354

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Songs of Pilgrimage #1089

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The Christian Psalmist #490

The Modern Harp #d3

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #69

Universalist Hymn Book #d7

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