Spirit of power and might, behold

Spirit of power and might, behold

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 84 hymnals

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Almighty Spirit, now behold
A world by sin destroyed!
Creative spirit, as of old
Move on the formless void!

Give Thou the word—the healing sound
Shall quell the deadly strife,
And earth again, like Eden crowned,
Bring forth the tree of life.

If sang the morning stars for joy
When nature rose to view,
What strains shall angel harps employ,
When Thou shalt all renew!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #594

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: Spirit of power and might, behold
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #594

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #594

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A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #361

Additional Hymns, Designed as a Supplement to Dwight's Psalms & Hymns #d5

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #626

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Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #626

Chapel Hymns #d500

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Christian Chorals, for the Chapel and Fireside #103

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d811

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d29

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #264

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #502

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #502

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #916

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #916

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #534

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #534

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1075

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #986

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Many Voices; or, Carmina Sanctorum, Evangelistic Edition with Tunes #453

Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d10

Mission Songs: for the Use of Missionary Assemblies. 6th ed. #d134

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #966

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d17

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H448

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #18

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Seamen's Hymns #560

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d544

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #498

Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d383

Songs for the New Life #d580

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1004

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1178

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1178

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1178

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #1178

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1178

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Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #217

Songs of the Spirit #d370

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The Alleluia: a collection of hymns and tunes for the church scool, and the mid-week meeting #173e

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The Baptist Praise Book #529

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #1027

The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d697

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #160

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The Church Praise Book: a selection of hymns and tunes for Christian worship #243

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The College Hymnal: for divine service at Yale College in the Battell Chapel #215

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #297

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The Gospel Psalmist #757

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The Harp #682

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #245

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The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #357

The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d550

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #875

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #840

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #346a

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d954

The Service of Praise #d282

The Vestry Hymn Book #d418

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