Songs of praise awoke the morn

Songs of praise awoke the morn

Author: James Montgomery
Tune: MOZART (11175)
Published in 34 hymnals

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1 Songs of praise awoke the morn
When the Prince of Peace was born;
Songs of praise arose when He
Captive led captivity.

2 Heaven and earth must pass away
Songs of praise shall crown the day;
God will make new heavens and earth—
Songs of praise shall hail their birth.

3 Saints below, with heart and voice,
Still in songs of praise rejoice;
Learning here, by faith and love,
Songs of praise to sing above.

4 Borne upon the latest breath,
Songs of praise shall conquer death;
Then, amidst eternal joy,
Songs of praise their powers employ.

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 3 #237

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: Songs of praise awoke the morn
Author: James Montgomery

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #90

Christian Work-songs #d165

Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d372

Great Songs of the Church #d323

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Great Songs of the Church #285

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #436

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #436

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 4th ed. #d175

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #S165

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S457

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #S165

The Choice #H110

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The Choice #H110

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The Christian Church Hymnal #163

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The Christian Hymn Book #654

The Christian Hymnal #d612

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The Christian Hymnal #508

The Christian Hymnist #d485

The Christian Melodist, a Collection of Popular Songs, for Use in Public and Social Meetings ... #d294

The Christian Psalmist #d599

The Christian Psalmist (Numeral ed.) 10th ed., 1st rev. ed. #d336

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The Christian Psalmist #293

The Church and School #d188

The Gospel Call, Part Two. Rev. #d160

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The Gospel Call #171

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The Little Minstrel #121

The More Perfect Gospel Hymnal, a Revision of the Cross and Resurrection in Song #d227

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The Standard Church Hymnal #40

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The Violet #121

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The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 3 #237

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