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God is in His holy temple

God is in his holy temple, All the earth, keep silence here!

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 73 hymnals

Representative Text

God is in His holy temple,
All the earth keep silence here;
Worship Him in truth and spirit,
Reverence Him with godly fear;
Holy, holy,
Lord of Hosts, our Lord, appear.

God in Christ reveals His presence,
Throned upon the Mercy-seat:
Saints, rejoice! and sinners, tremble!
Each prepare his God to meet:
Lowly, lowly,
Bow adoring at His feet.

Hail Him here with songs of praises,
Him with prayers of faith surround;
Hearken to His glorious gospel,
While the preacher's lips expound;
Blesséd, blesséd,
They who know the joyful sound.

Though the heaven, and heaven of heavens,
O Thou Great Unsearchable!
Are too mean to comprehend Thee,
Thou with man art pleased to dwell;
Welcome, welcome,
God with us, Immanuel.

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 is in his holy temple, All the earth, keep silence here!
Title: God is in His holy temple
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.7.8.7.4.7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1861
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

Notes

God is in His holy temple, All the earth, &c. J. Montgomery. [Public Worship.] Dated "Sheffield, Dec. 24, 1833" [Montgomery Manuscript], and published in his Original Hymns, 1853, No. 107, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines, and headed, "For the great Congregation." In Dr. Hatfield's Church Hymn Book, N. Y., 1872, it is reduced to 3 stanzas, and in the Songs for the Sanctuary, N. Y., 1865-72, to 2 stanzas. In Clapham's Leeds Sunday School Hymn Book, 1858 and 1878, it is somewhat freely altered, and is signed "G. R.," i.e. George Rawson, in error. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

OLIPHANT


ST. RAPHAEL (Hopkins)


AUTUMN

This tune is adapted from Barthélemon's piece Durandarte and Belerma: A Pathetic Scotch Ballad (1797). Some editors describe AUTUMN as "adapted from Psalm xlii in the Genevan Psalter, 1551", referring to the similarity between this tune and FREU DICH SEHR.

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 73 of 73)
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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #466

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A Church hymnal #229

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A Collection of Hymns #35

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A Selection of Hymns #7

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Christian Life Songs #23

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Christian Praise #37

Evening Service for the Sabbath #d4

Heart and Voice #d83

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #53

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #36

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Hymnal Amore Dei #124

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #10

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #377

Hymnal for Schools #d44

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Hymns and Anthems adapted for Jewish Worship #12

Hymns and Songs I #d8

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #964

Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d53

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Hymns for Church and Home #38

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Hymns for Schools and Families #104

Hymns for the Celebration of Life #d62

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Hymns of the Church, Ancient and Modern #3

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Hymns of Worship #72

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Isles of Shoals Hymn Book and Candle Light Service #101

Latter-Day Saint Hymns #d97

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Laudes Domini #52

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Laudes Domini #64

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Laudes Domini #59

Manual of Devotion and Selection of Hymns for ... Girard College for Orphans #d62

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #522

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #1380

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d188

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #107

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Services for Congregational Worship #32

Sing Your Way Home #8

Songs for Primary Children #d24

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #88

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Songs for the Sanctuary #88

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Songs for the Sanctuary #88

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Songs for the Sanctuary #88

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #88

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #88

Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d160

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Songs of Praise #232

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The Brethren Hymnody #175

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The Christian Hymn Book #711

The Christian Hymnal #d202

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The Christian Hymnal #549

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The Christian hymnal #520

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #1142

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The Congregational Hymn Book #346

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d209

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The Gospel Psalmist #20

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The Heavenly Choir #132b

The Hymnal for Schools #d44

The Institute Hymnal #d48

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #669

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The Liturgy and the Office of Worship and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum, or the Moravian Church #1380

The New Hymn and Tune Book #d115

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The New Laudes Domini #77

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The Packer Hymnal #29

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The Palm #255

The Sabbath School Hymnal #d36

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The Standard Church Hymnal #95

The Tabernacle #d85

Union Hymnal #22a

Union Hymnal #22b

Union Hymnal for Jewish Worship #d49

Universal Hymns Compiled for the North End Union #d36

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Vestry Harmonies #58b

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Worship in the School Room #202

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Year of Worship for Sunday Schools and Homes #45

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