Come and behold the works of God

Come and behold the works of God

Author: James Montgomery
Tune: TALLIS' LAMENTATION
Published in 2 hymnals

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Come, and behold the works of God,
What desolations he will make;
In vengeance when He wields His rod,
The heathen rage, their kingdoms quake;
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He utters forth His voice;--'tis felt;
Like wax the world's foundations melt;
The Lord of Hosts is in the field!
The God of Jacob is our shield.

Again He maketh wars to cease,
He breaks the bow, unpoints the spear,
And burns the chariot;--joy and peace
In all His glorious march appear:
Silence, O Earth! Thy Maker own;
Ye gentiles, He is God alone;
The Lord of Hosts is in the field,
The God of Jacob is our shield.



Source: Sacred Poems and Hymns #88

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Come and behold the works of God
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #12502
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