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Heaven as a tent Thine hand displayed

Heaven as a tent Thine hand displayed

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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Heaven as a tent Thine hand display'd,
Thy word the earth on nothing hung;
Thy power upholds what Thou hast made;
Thy praise, Lord God, by all be sung.

Though small amidst the glorious space,
Where suns and stars Thy might proclaim,
To Thee we consecrate this place,
Here we record Thy Holy Name.

A temple built with hands, to Thee
For children's children here shall rise;
O may their ceaseless worship be,
Pure offerings, free-will sacrifice.

Now to the prayer of faith attend,
Thou God who answerest by fire;
An earnest of the Spirit send,
Enlarge, fulfil, surpass desire.

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 >

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First Line: Heaven as a tent Thine hand displayed
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English