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All Thy works, with one accord

All Thy works, with one accord

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 2 hymnals

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All Thy works, with one accord,
Magnify Thee, mighty Lord!
While the heavens Thy glory show,
Earth extols Thy love below.

Day to day doth utter speech,
Night to night Thy knowledge teach:
Nature's universal frame
Answers--"Hallow'd be Thy name."

Life, through all its breathing forms,
Death, from darkness, dust, and worms,
In ten thousand wondrous ways,
Fearfully set forth Thy praise.

Here, the lips of Infancy
Sweet Hosannas sing to Thee;
Youth and Age, in louder lays,
Joyful Hallellujahs raise.

While adoring Seraphim
Thine eternal Godhead hymn,
Saints redeem'd, with glory crown'd,
Calvary's cross, won triumphs sound.

May Thy Church from age to age,
In her house of pilgrimage,
Train for Thee her convert-throngs,
And thy statutes be their songs.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

Author: James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: All Thy works, with one accord
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English