How precious are thy thoughts of peace

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: 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: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #165

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #169

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Hymns and Anthems adapted for Jewish Worship #49

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #110

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #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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