God is in His holy temple

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

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 77 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

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: 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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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #466

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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

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Isles of Shoals Hymn Book and Candle Light Service #101

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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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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #522

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #107

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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

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

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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

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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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