Heralds of creation! cry

Heralds of creation! cry

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 44 hymnals

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Heralds of creation! cry,--
Praise the Lord, the Lord most high!
Heaven and earth! obey the call,
Praise the Lord, the Lord of all.

For He spake, and forth from night
Sprang the universe to light:
He commanded,--Nature heard,
And stood fast upon his word.

Praise Him, all ye hosts above,
Spirits perfected in love;
Sun and Moon! your voices raise,
Sing, ye stars! your Maker's praise.

Earth! from all thy depths below,
Ocean's hallelujahs flow,
Lightning, Vapour, Wind and Storm,
Hail and Snow! His will perform.

Vales and Mountains! burst in song;
Rivers! roll his praise along;
Clap your hands, ye Trees! and hail
God, who comes in every gale.

Birds! on wings of rapture soar,
Warble at His Temple door,
Joyful sounds from Herds and Flocks,
Echo back, ye Caves and Rocks!

Kings! your Sovereign serve with awe;
Judges! own His righteous law;
Princes! worship Him with fear;
Bow the knee, all People! here.

Let His truth by Babes be told,
And His wonders by the old;
Youths and maidens! in your prime,
Learn the lays of heaven betime.

High above all height His throne,
Excellent His name alone;
Him let all His works confess,
Him let every Being bless.

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 >

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First Line: Heralds of creation! cry
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #465

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #465

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A Collection of Hymns #6

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #268

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #8

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Christian Hymns #382

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Christian Praise #273

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Christian Praise #273

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d348

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Church Psalmist #P148f

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Church Psalmist #P148f

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Church Psalmist #P148f

Grammar School Hymn Book #d105

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #313

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #313

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Hymnal Amore Dei #126

Hymnal, Amore Dei. Rev. ed. #d4

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #79

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Hymns for Church and Home #7

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #108

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #108

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #15

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Hymns of the Spirit #116

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d307

Revival Flame, Bosworth Campaign Special #d38

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #12

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b258

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #258

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Songs for the Sanctuary #258

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Songs for the Sanctuary #258

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Songs for the Sanctuary #258

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #258

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #258

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The Baptist Hymn Book #60

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The Baptist Praise Book #245

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #P148f

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The Gospel Psalmist #5

The Plymouth Hymnal #d180

The Saints' Harp #d355

The Saints' Hymnal #d123

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The School Hymn-Book #120

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The Sunday School Chant and Tune Book #14

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The Voice of Praise #99

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