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Come and behold the works of God

Come and behold the works of God

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

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.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

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: Come and behold the works of God
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8 D
Language: English
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