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.
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 >
Display Title: The Lord is King; upon his throne He sits in garments gloriousFirst Line: The Lord is King; upon his throne He sits in garments gloriousTune Title: SPERATUSAuthor: James Montgomery, 1771-1854Meter: 188.8.131.52.8.8.7. IambicDate: 1920Subject: Christ | Exaltation of; God | Majesty and Greatness