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For ever with the Lord

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1 Forever with the Lord!
Amen! so let it be.
Life from the dead is in that word,
'Tis immortality.

2 Here in the body pent,
Absent from Him, I roam,
Yet nightly pitch my moving tent
A day's march nearer home.

3 My Father's house on high,
Home of my soul, how near
At times to faith's foreseeing eye
Thy golden gates appear!

4 Ah, then my spirit faints
To reach the land I love,
The bright inheritance of saints,
Jerusalem above!

5 Forever with the Lord!
O Father, 'tis Thy will.
The promise of that faithful word
E'en here to me fulfil.

6 Be Thou at my right hand,
Then can I never fail.
Uphold Thou me, and I shall stand;
Fight Thou, and I'll prevail.

7 So when my dying breath
Shall set my spirit free,
By death I shall escape from death
To endless life with Thee.

8 Knowing as I am known;
How shall I love that word
And oft repeat before the throne,
"Forever with the Lord!"



Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #552

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 >

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Notes

For ever with the Lord. J. Montgomery. [Heaven anticipated.] First published in The Amethyst, an annual, in 1835, and again in the author's Poet’s Portfolio, in the same year, p. 233, in 22 stanzas of 4 lines, unequally divided into two parts, and headed, "At Home in Heaven, 1 Thess. iv. 17." It was repeated in his Poetical Works, 1841, p. 267; and in his Original Hymns, 1853, p. 231. In this last the second stanza of pt. ii. is omitted. Numerous centos from this hymn are in common use, all except four beginning with stanza i., but varying in length and arrangement. In America especially these centos have attained great popularity. The cento "Beneath the star-lit arch," in Beecher's Plymouth Collection, 1855, is composed of stanzas vii., xii., xiii. and xxi. slightly altered. In Martineau's Hymns, &c, 1840 and 1873, there are also two centos from this hymn: (1) “In darkness as in light"; and (2) "My Father's house on high," and in the Presbyterian Psalms & Hymns for the Worship of God, Richmond, U.S.A., 1867, a third, (3) “My thirsty spirit faints." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

NEARER HOME (Woodbury)


SCHUMANN (51567)

SCHUMANN is one of many hymn tunes arranged by Lowell Mason (PHH 96). He first published the arrangement in Cantica Laudis (1850), a collection he edited with George J. Webb (PHH 559). First called WHITE, the tune was marked "Arr. from Schumann" and was thus ascribed to the German composer Robert A.…

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #529
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Instances

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50 Hymns and Tunes: arranged for the Girl's High School, Boston: and adapted to school and home use #20Page Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #231Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #231Page Scan
A Book of Worship for the Use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church ... of the Church of the Redeemer, Richmond, Virginia #d32
A Church hymnal: compiled from "Additional hymns," "Hymns ancient and modern," and "Hymns for church and home," as authorized by the House of Bishops #455Page Scan
A Church of England Hymn Book: adapted to the daily services of the Church throughout the year #265
A Collection of Choral Hymns for the ... Hanson Place Methodist Episcopal Congregation #d41
A Collection of Evergreen Hymns, for All the People. New ed. #d39
A Collection of Familiar and Original Hymns and Tunes #d24
A Collection of Familiar and Original Hymns with New Meanings. 2nd ed. #24Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns #415Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #471Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #655Page Scan
A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #481Page Scan
A Handy Book of Old and Familiar Hymns #191Page Scan
A New Book of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal and Other Churches #d68
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d136
A Selection of Hymns: designed as a supplement to the "psalms and hymns" of the Presbyterian church #503Page Scan
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #946Page Scan
A. M. E. C. Hymnal #467
Additional Hymns set forth by the House of Bishops at the request of the House of Clerical and Lay Deputies, in General Convention, October 1865; to be used in the congregations of the Protestant Ep.. #270Page Scan
African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #511Page Scan
Alexander's Hymns No. 2: Songs of Evangelism (Canadian Ed.) #157
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #529TextAudioPage Scan
Baptist Songs with Music #d50
Book of Common Praise #d128
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #256cPage Scan
Book of Hymns for the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Wisconsin and Other States #d65
Book of Hymns for the joint Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and other states #d64
Book of Praise for the Sunday School: with hymns and tunes appropriate for the prayer meeting and the home circle #201[344]Page Scan
Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #588TextPage Scan
Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #604TextPage Scan
Bright Gems: for Sabbath-schools, prayer-meetings, services of song, etc. #118Page Scan
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d236
Calvary Songs #156cTextPage Scan
Calvary Songs for Sunday School & Families. Words ed. #d40
Cân a Mawl: llyfr hymna a thonau Methodistiaid Calfinaidd Unol Dalaethau yr America=Song and Praise: the hymnal of the Calvinistic Methodist Church of the United States of America #246Page Scan
Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #674Page Scan
Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #674Page Scan
Chapel Hymns #d150
Children's Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #141Page Scan
Children's Praise: a book of prayers and hymns for the children of the church #94Page Scan
Choice Hymns of the Faith #d83
Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages: a collection of hymns and tunes adapted to all occasions of social worship #324Page Scan
Christ in Song #d138
Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #908TextPage Scan
Christian Chorals, for the Chapel and Fireside #226Page Scan
Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #521Page Scan
Christian Hymnal #d111
Christian Hymns to be used by the Children of God. 2nd ed. #d55
Christian Hymns: for church, school and home: with music #113TextPage Scan
Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #598Page Scan
Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for public worship #246Page Scan
Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for the use of the Baptist churches #246Page Scan
Christian Songs: for the Sunday School #289Page Scan
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #213TextPage Scan
Church and University Hymns #d49
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #585Page Scan
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #585TextPage Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #698Page Scan
Church Hymnal #504Page Scan
Church Hymnal for Lutheran Services #23TextPage Scan
Church Hymnal, Fourth Edition #578
Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... 1st ed. [with Deutscher Anhang] #621
Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 7th ed. #d135
Church Hymnal, Third Edition #570
Church Hymns and Tunes #498aPage Scan
Church Hymns and Tunes #498bPage Scan
Church Hymns and Tunes for use in Baptist Churches #d129
Church Hymns with Tunes #363
Church Hymns: with tunes (New ed.) #402Page Scan
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #353Page Scan
Church music: with selections for the ordinary occasions of public and social worship, from the Psalms and hymns of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #309Page Scan
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #104Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #825Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #825Page Scan
Common Praise: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #526Page Scan
Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #520aTextPage Scan
Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #520bTextPage Scan
Companion of Praise for the Sunday School, Family and Prayer Meeting #d55
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d188
Concordia: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs #180TextPage Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #807Page Scan
Coronation Hymns and Songs: for praise and prayer meetings, home and social singing #150Page Scan
Cottage Melodies; a hymn and tune book, for prayer and social meetings and the home circle #243Page Scan
Crystal Gems for the Sabbath School: containing a choice collection of new hymns and tunes, suitable for anniversaries, and all other exercises of the Sabbath-school... #136Page Scan
Devotional hymns: selected for public and social worship #S217Page Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #389TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #567TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #552TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnbook (Lutheran Conference of Missouri and Other States) #d80
Faith Hymns #d32
Faith Hymns (New ed.) #176Page Scan
Familiar Hymns for Social Meetings #110Page Scan
Familiar Hymns with Music, New and Old, a Companion #d16
Family and Social Melodies #d94
Favorite Gospel Songs #176Page Scan
Favorite Hymns: in their original form #LPage Scan
Fellowship Hymns #d69
Free Methodist Hymnal #d157

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