My Father's house on high

My Father's house on high

Author: James Montgomery
Tune: STATE STREET
Published in 42 hymnals

Representative Text

1 My Father's house on high,
Home of my soul, how near,
At times, to faith's foreseeing eye,
Thy golden gates appear!

2 Ah, then my spirit faints
To reach the land I love,
The bright inheritance of saints,
Jerusalem above!

3 Yet clouds will intervene,
And all my prospect flies;
Like Noah's dove, I flit between
Rough seas and stormy skies.

4 Anon the clouds depart,
The winds and waters cease,
While sweetly o'er my gladdened heart
Expands the bow of peace.

Amen.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #310

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: My Father's house on high
Author: James Montgomery

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #345

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for ... Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d222

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of the Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d224

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American Lutheran Hymnal #310

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #465

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #465

Gospel Hymns #d337

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Hymnal Amore Dei #97

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Hymnal, Amore Dei #97

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Hymns for Public Worship #506

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d184

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1146

Sacred Melodies #d166

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #591

Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d265

The Choral: a Collection of Church Music, Adapted to the Worship of All Denominations #d131

The Church Hymn Book #d333

The Evangelist's Songs of Praise #d81

The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d401

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The Mother's Hymn Book. (Third stereotyped ed. Rev. and enl.) #22

The Praise #d159

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #1159

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #1164

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The Reformed Church Hymnal: with tunes #609

The Southern Psalmist #d522

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d545

The Temple of Song #d31

The Victory #d229

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #937

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