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At evening time, let there be light

At evening time, let there be light

Author: James Montgomery
Tune: HANDY (Holbrook)
Published in 32 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 >

Text Information

First Line: At evening time, let there be light
Author: James Montgomery

Notes

At evening time let there be light. J. Montgomery. [Evening.] This hymn on Zech. xiv. 7, in 3 stanzas of 6 lines was written at Conway, N. Wales, in Sept. 1828, and is referred to by Holland in his Memoirs of Montgomery, vol. iv. p. 275. It was published in his Poet’s Portfolio, 1835, pp. 181-2, and in his Poetical Works, 1841 and 1854. It is in extensive use in America. In 1858, the hymn "At evening time, when day is done," appeared in the Baptist Psalms & Hymns No. 996. This is repeated in later editions of that collection, in the Baptist Hymnal, 1879, and other hymnals. It is this hymn rearranged by George Rawson, and its right ascription is, “J. Montgomery, 1828, rewritten by G. Rawson, 1858."

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 32 of 32)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #707Page Scan
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d48
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #128Page Scan
Good Will Songs: a Compilation of Hymns and Tunes #57Page Scan
Hymns of the United Church #d26
Hymns of the United Church #379Page Scan
In Excelsis: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #626Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #880Page Scan
Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #663Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1076Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d37
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #982Page Scan
Sacred Songs for Church and Home #d33
Songs for Social and Public Worship #99Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #990
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #990Tune InfoPage Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #990Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #990Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #990Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #990Page Scan
Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed. #d15
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1146Page Scan
Songs of Zion Enlarged: a manual of the best and most popular hymns and tunes, for social and private devotion #407Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1076Page Scan
The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #840Page Scan
The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d48
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. #776Page Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #592Page Scan
The Liturgy and the Office of Worship and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum, or the Moravian Church #663Page Scan
The New Baptist Praise Book: or, Hymns of the Centuries #d30
The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #928Page Scan
Worship in Song: a selection of hymns and tunes for the Service of the Sanctuary #571Page Scan



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