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

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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