The Lord Is In His Holy Place

The Lord is in his holy place, And from his throne on high

Author: James Montgomery
Tune: BURFORD (Purcell)
Published in 18 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The Lord is in His holy place,
And from His throne on high,
He looks upon the human race
With omnipresent eye.

2 He proves the righteous, marks their path;
In Him the weak are strong;
But violence provokes His wrath,
The Lord abhorreth wrong.

3 God on the wicked will rain down
His brimstone, fire, and snares;
The gloom and tempest of His frown—
This portion shall be theirs.

4 The righteous Lord will take delight
Alone in righteousness;
The just are pleasing in His sight,
The humble He will bless.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13770

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 >

Text Information

First Line: The Lord is in his holy place, And from his throne on high
Title: The Lord Is In His Holy Place
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #13770
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The Cyber Hymnal #13770

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