My Father's house on high

My Father's house on high

Author: James Montgomery
Tune: STATE STREET
Published in 45 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

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: 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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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #582

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Church Melodies #352

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #465

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #a465

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #465

Gospel Hymns #d337

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Hymnal Amore Dei #97

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Hymnal, Amore Dei #97

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Hymnal, Amore Dei. Rev. ed. #a97

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Hymns and Chants #184

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Hymns for Public Worship #506

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d184

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Hymns of the Church, Ancient and Modern #405

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Ocean Melodies, and Seamen's Companion #141b

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Plymouth Collection #a1146

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

Sacred Melodies #d166

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Selah #145a

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Sharon's Dewy Rose #51

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #591

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

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Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations #89

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1146

The Choral #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

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The New York Choralist #140

The Praise #d159

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The Psalmist #1159

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The Psalmist #1159

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The Psalmody #1164

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The Reformed Church Hymnal #609

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The Sacred Lyre #432

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 #937

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