God is in His holy temple,
All the earth keep silence here;
Worship Him in truth and spirit,
Reverence Him with godly fear;
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:
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;
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;
God with us, Immanuel.
Sacred Poems and Hymns
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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)