How precious are thy thoughts of peace

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: How precious are thy thoughts of peace
Author: James Montgomery

Tune

STELLA (English)

First published in Henri Frederick Hemy's Easy Hymn Tunes for Catholic Schools (1851), STELLA was a folk tune from northern England that Hemy heard sung by children in Stella, a village near Newcastle-upon-Tyme. In modified bar form (AA'B), the tune has an interesting rhythmic structure. Antiphonal…

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #165

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Church Harmonies #169

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Church Poetry #99a

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Church Psalmist #P139d

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Church Psalmist #P139d

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Church Psalmist #P139d

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Hymns and Anthems adapted for Jewish Worship #49

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #110

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #110

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Hymns of the Church Universal #21

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Hymns of the Spirit #482

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d274

Union Hymnal #74

Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d153

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