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The Lord is King: upon His throne

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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

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 >

Text Information

First Line: The Lord is King: upon His throne
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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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 Baptist Hymn Book #343

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

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