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My Father's house on high

My Father's house on high

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 42 hymnals

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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.


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 #345Page Scan
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
American Lutheran Hymnal #310TextPage Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #582Page Scan
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #352Page Scan
Conference Hymns. a new collection of hymns, designed especially for use in conference and prayer meetings, and family worship. #295Page Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #465TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #465TextPage Scan
Gospel Hymns #d337
Hymnal Amore Dei #97Page Scan
Hymnal, Amore Dei #97Page Scan
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Hymns for Public Worship #506Page Scan
Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d184
Hymns of the Church, Ancient and Modern: for the use of all who love to sing the praises of God in Christ, in the family, the school, or the church; with a discourse on music as a divine ordinance... #405Page Scan
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Sacred Melodies #d166
Selah: a collection of psalm and hymn tunes, introits, anthems, chants, motetts, choruses, etc. adapted to the use of classes, private circles, and worship assemblies #145aPage Scan
Sharon's Dewy Rose: a collection of new music and hymns for the use of Sabbath-schools, prayer meetings, and special occasions #51Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship #591Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d265
Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations: a collection of psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, with music for chuch services, prayer and conference meetings, religious conventions, and family worship. #89Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1146Page Scan
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
The Mother's Hymn Book. (Third stereotyped ed. Rev. and enl.) #22Page Scan
The New York Choralist: a new and copious collection of Psalm and hymn tunes adapted to all the various metres in general use with a large variety of anthems and set pieces #140Page Scan
The Praise #d159
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #1159Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #1159Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #1164Page Scan
The Reformed Church Hymnal: with tunes #609Page Scan
The Sacred Lyre: a new collection of hymns and tunes, for social and family worship #432Page Scan
The Southern Psalmist #d522
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d545
The Temple of Song #d31
The Victory #d229
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #937TextPage Scan
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