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The Lord is King: upon His throne

The Lord is King: upon His throne

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 6 hymnals

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The Lord is King:--upon His throne,
He sits in garments glorious:
Or girds for war His armour on,
In every field victorious:
The world came forth at his command;
Built on His word its pillars stand;
They never can be shaken.

The Lord was King ere time began,
His reign is everlasting:
When high the floods in tumult ran,
Their foam to heaven up-casting,
He made the raging waves His path;
The sea is mighty in its wrath,
But God on high is mightier.

Thy testimonies, Lord, are sure;
Thy realm fears no commotion;
Firm as the earth, whose shores endure
The eternal toil of ocean:
And Thou with perfect peace wilt bless
Thy faithful flock;--for holiness
Becomes Thine house for ever.



Source: Sacred Poems and Hymns #41

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: The Lord is King: upon His throne
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #23

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #734

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #41

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The Bach Chorale Book #67

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The Baptist Hymn Book #343

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The Liturgy and the Offices of Worship and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum, or the Moravian Church #734

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