An earthly temple here we raise

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 >

Author: Mrs. Herrick Johnson

Johnson, Catherine, wife of the Rev. Herrick Johnson, D.D., a Presbyterian minister in Chicago, is the author of “An earthly temple here we build" (Laying Foundation Stone of a Place of Worship), which in Hatfield's Church Hymns, N. Y., 1872, is dated 1866. Another hymn by this author is given in an abridged form in Stryker's Church Song, N. Y., 1889, as "The whole wide world for Jesus." Sometimes dated May 9, 1872. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: An earthly temple here we raise
Author: James Montgomery
Author: Mrs. Herrick Johnson
Publication Date: 1908
Copyright: Public Domain

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Book of Common Praise #d21

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #268

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #268

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #1178

Songs for the Lord's House #d13

The Book of Common Praise #d22

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes #652

The Church Hymnal #d17

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #1235

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #843

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The Otterbein Hymnal #540

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The People's Hymnal #540

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #956

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #956

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