At evening time, let there be light

At evening time, let there be light

Author: James Montgomery
Tune: HANDY (Holbrook)
Published in 35 hymnals

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 >

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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)

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #707

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d48

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Church Harmonies #128

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Good Will Songs #57

Hymns of the United Church #d26

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Hymns of the United Church #379

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In Excelsis #626

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In Excelsis #a626

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Laudes Domini #880

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #663

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Plymouth Collection #a1076

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1076

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d37

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #982

Sacred Songs for Church and Home #d33

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #99

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b990

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #990

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Songs for the Sanctuary #990

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Songs for the Sanctuary #990

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Songs for the Sanctuary #990

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #990

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #990

Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed. #d15

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Songs of the Church #1146

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Songs of Zion Enlarged #407

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1076

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The Church Hymnary #840

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d48

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #776

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The Congregational Hymn Book #592

The New Baptist Praise Book #d30

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The New Laudes Domini #928

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Worship in Song #571

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