An earthly temple here we raise

An earthly temple here we raise

Author: James Montgomery; Author: Mrs. Herrick Johnson
Published in 13 hymnals

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 >

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 >

Text Information

First Line: An earthly temple here we raise
Author: James Montgomery
Author: Mrs. Herrick Johnson
Publication Date: 1908
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



Instances (1 - 13 of 13)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Book of Common Praise #d21
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #268Page Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: with accompanying tunes #268Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #1178Page Scan
Songs for the Lord's House #d13
The Book of Common Praise #d22
The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #652Page Scan
The Church Hymnal: the official hymnal of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (13th ed.) #d17
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #1235Page Scan
The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #843Page Scan
The People's Hymnal: for use in public and social worship #540Page Scan
The Presbyterian Hymnal #956Page Scan
The Presbyterian Hymnal #956Page Scan
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