In thy house while now we sing

Representative Text

1 In thy house, while now we sing,
Tune our hearts, O heavenly King!
Then our joyful songs shall bless
Thee, the Lord, our righteousness.

2 While to thee our prayers ascend,
Let thine ear in love attend;
Hear us, for thy Spirit pleads
Hear, for Jesus intercedes.

3 While we hear thy word with awe,
While we tremble at thy law,
Let thy gospel's wondrous love
Every doubt and fear remove.

4 From thy house when we return,
Let our hearts within us burn,
That at evening we may say,
"We have walked with God to-day."

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #18

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 >

Text Information

First Line: In thy house while now we sing
Author: James Montgomery
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

HENDON (Malan)

HENDON was composed by Henri A. Cesar Malan (b. Geneva, Switzerland, 1787; d. Vandoeuvres, Switzerland, 1864) and included in a series of his own hymn texts and tunes that he began to publish in France in 1823, and which ultimately became his great hymnal Chants de Sion (1841). HENDON is thought to…

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #557

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Hymns and Tunes #99

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d540

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #18

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