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Stand up, and bless the Lord

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1 Stand up, and bless the Lord,
ye people of His choice;
stand up, and bless the Lord your God
with heart, and soul, and voice.

2 Tho' high above all praise,
above all blessing high,
who would not fear His holy Name,
and laud and magnify?

3 O for the living flame,
from His own altar brought,
to touch our lips, our mind inspire,
and wing to heav'n our thought!

4 There, with benign regard,
our hymns He deigns to hear;
though unrevealed to mortal sense,
the spirit feels Him near.

5 God is our strength and song,
and His salvation ours;
then be His love in Christ proclaimed
with all our ransomed pow'rs.

6 Stand up and bless the Lord,
the Lord your God adore;
stand up, and bless His glorious Name
henceforth for evermore.

Source: Hymns to the Living God #27

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: Stand up, and bless the Lord Ye people of his choice
Title: Stand up, and bless the Lord
Author: James Montgomery (1824)
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Stand up and bless the Lord. J. Montgomery. [Praise and Thanksgiving.] Written for the Sheffield Red Hill Wesleyan Sunday School Anniversary, held on Mar. 15, 1824; and also used at the Whitsuntide gathering of the Sheffield Wesleyan Sunday School Union, on the Whit-Monday of that year. The opening lines of the original read:—
"Stand up and bless the Lord, Ye children of His choice."
When Montgomery included it in his Christian Psalmist, 1825, No. 558, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, he altered this opening to:—
"Stand up and bless the Lord, Ye people of His choice:"
and this was repeated in his Original Hymns, 1853, No. 86. In J. H. Thorn's Hymns, &c, 1858, it begins, “Arise, and bless the Lord: " and in the American Songs for the Sanctuary, N. Y., 1865, "0 Thou above all praise" (stanzas ii. altered). It is in extensive use in all English-speaking countries, and usually the 1825 text is followed. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

ST. THOMAS (Williams)

ST. THOMAS is actually lines 5 through 8 of the sixteen-line tune HOLBORN, composed by Aaron Williams (b. London, England, 1731; d. London, 1776) and published in his Collection (1763, 1765) as a setting for Charles Wesley's text "Soldiers of Christ, Arise" (570). The harmonization is by Lowell Maso…

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CARLISLE (Lockhart)


ST. MICHAEL (Genevan)


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