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God, in the high and holy place

God, in the high and holy place

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 61 hymnals

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God, in the high and holy place,
Looks down upon the spheres;
Yet in His providence and grace
To every eye appears.

He bows the heavens; the mountains stand,
A highway for our God;
He walks amidst the desert-sand,
'Tis Eden where He trod

The forests in His strength rejoice;
Hark! on the evening breeze,
As once of old, the Lord God's voice
Is heard among the trees.

Here, on the hills, He feeds His herds,
His flocks on yonder plains;
His praise is warbled by the birds,
O could we catch their strains!

Mount with the lark, and bear our song
Up to the gates of light;
Or, with the nightingale, prolong
Our numbers through the night!

In every stream His bounty flows,
Diffusing joy and wealth;
In every breeze His Spirit blows
The breath of life and health.

His blessings fall in plenteous showers
Upon the lap of earth,
That teems with foliage, fruits, and flowers,
And rings with infant mirth.

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If God hath made this world so fair,
Where sin and death abound;
How beautiful, beyond compare,
Will Paradise be found!

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: God, in the high and holy place
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Instances

Instances (1 - 61 of 61)
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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #80

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #80

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d244

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d245

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d245

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #36

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #71

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #122

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #122

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #122

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #122

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #122

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #122

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #135

Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #12

Chapel Hymns #d168

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #173

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d274

Grammar School Hymn Book #d74

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #169

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #164

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d144

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Hymns for Public Worship #245

Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d67

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #129

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #129

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Hymns of the Church Universal #40

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Hymns of the Spirit #317

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #101

Progressive Songster #d41

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d227

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d230

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H80

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Psalms and Hymns #25

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #10

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #227

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Songs for the Sanctuary #227

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Songs for the Sanctuary #227

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Songs for the Sanctuary #227

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #227

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #227

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Songs of the Church #133

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #101

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The Baptist Praise Book #207

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d118

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d114

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The Christian Psalmist #11

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #14

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #40

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The Gospel Psalmist #127

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The Psalms of Life #391

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #384a

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d294

The Saints' Harp #d296

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The School Hymn-Book #142

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The Voice of Praise #82

Universalist Hymn Book #d139

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