Maker, Upholder, Ruler

Maker, Upholder, Ruler, thee

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

Maker, Upholder, Ruler!--Thee
Let all that live adore,
Who art, and wast, and yet shalt be,
God blessed evermore.

Redeemer, Prophet, Priest, and King!
Appointed Judge of all!
Let ransom'd souls Thy triumphs sing,
And foes before Thee fall.

Spirit of life, and. light, and love!
To us Thy gifts impart;
From heaven descending like a dove,
Come dwell in every heart.

Thee, Father, Son, and Spirit! Thee,
Let heaven and earth adore;
Thou art, Thou wast, and Thou shalt be
One God for evermore.

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: Maker, Upholder, Ruler, thee
Title: Maker, Upholder, Ruler
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Maker, Upholder, Ruler! Thee. J. Montgomery. [Doxology.] Written for the Sheffield Sunday School Union, Whitsuntide gathering, April, 1830, and first printed on a fly-sheet for the occasion, [M. MSS.] In 1836 it was included in the Congregational Hymn Book, No. 104, and again in Montgomery's Original Hymns, 1853, No. 353, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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Church Psalmody #277

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Hymns of Worship #126


Sacred Poems and Hymns #353

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