Heralds of creation! cry

Heralds of creation! cry

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 43 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

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: 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 Praise: hymns and tunes for public worship #273

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Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for the use of the Baptist churches #273

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

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

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

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #258

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #258

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #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 Praise Book #245

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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: for normal, high, and grammar schools #120

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #99

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