Thousands, O Lord of Hosts! this day,
Around Thine altar meet;
And tens of thousands throng to pay
Their homage at Thy feet.
They see Thy power and glory there,
As I have seen them too;
They read, they hear, they join in prayer,
As I was wont to do.
They sing Thy deeds, as I have sung
In sweet and solemn lays;
Were I among them, my glad tongue
Might learn new themes of praise.
For Thou art in their midst to teach
When on Thy name they call,
And Thou hast blessings, Lord, for each,--
Hast blessings, Lord, for all.
I, of such fellowship bereft,
In spirit turn to Thee;
Oh! hast not Thou a blessing left,
A blessing, Lord, for me?
The dew lies thick on all the ground;
Shall my poor fleece be dry?
The manna rains from heaven around;
Shall I of hunger die?
Behold Thy prisoner;--loose my bands,
If 'tis Thy gracious will:
If not,--contented in Thy hands,
Behold Thy prisoner still!
I may not to Thy courts repair,
Yet here Thou surely art;
Lord, consecrate an house of prayer
In my surrender'd heart.
To faith reveal the things unseen,
To hope the joys untold;
Let love, without a veil between,
Thy glory now behold.
Oh! make Thy face on me to shine,
That doubt and fear may cease;
Lift up Thy countenance benign
On me,--and give me peace.
Source: Sacred Poems and Hymns #183
|Instances (1 - 31 of 31)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Collection of Hymns #400||Thousands, O Lord of Hosts, to-day||1859|
|A Liturgy and Hymns for Church Sunday Schools #193||Thousands, O Lord of hosts, to day||1850|
|A Selection of Hymns: designed as a supplement to the "psalms and hymns" of the Presbyterian church #468||Thousands, O Lord of hosts, today||1861||Private Devotion ||
|Book of Common Praise #d591||Thousands, O Lord of hosts, today [this day]||James Mongtomery||1915|
|Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #53||Thousands, O Lord of hosts, today||1864||Opening of Worship ||
|Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #858||Thousands, O Lord of hosts, today||BURFORD||James Montgomery, 1771-1854||1920|
|Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #307||Thousands, O Lord of hosts, today||James Montgomery||1908|
|Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: suited to the special seasons of the Christian year, and other occasions of public worship, as well as for use in the Sunday-school...With accompanying tunes #244||Thousands, O Lord of hosts, to-day||1886|
|Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: with accompanying tunes #307||Thousands, O Lord of hosts, today||James Montgomery||1907|
|Hymns for Church and Home #387||Thousands, O Lord of hosts, today [this day]||Montgomery||1860|
|Hymns for the Sick-Room #48||Thousands, O Lord of hosts! this day||1866|
|Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #665||Thousands, O Lord of Hosts, this day||1849|
|Hymns of the Ages (3rd series) #310||Thousands, O Lord of Hosts! this day||James Montgomery, 1803-1853||1865|
|Hymns of the Church Militant #94||Thousands, O Lord of Hosts! this day||1858|
|Hymns of the Spirit #56||Thousands, O Lord of souls! to-day||1864|
|New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #85e||Thousands, O Lord of Hosts, this day||1866|
|New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #85e||Thousands, O Lord of Hosts, this day||1889|
|New Union Hymns #395||Thousands, O Lord of hosts, today [this day]||1850|
|Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #480||Thousands, O Lord of hosts, today [this day]||Montgomery||1844|
|Parish Psalmody #d822||Thousands, O Lord of hosts, today [this day]||James Mongtomery||1844|
|Parish Psalmody #d836||Thousands, O Lord of hosts, today [this day]||James Mongtomery||1848|
|Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #783||Thousands, O Lord of Hosts, to-day||Montgomery||1855|
|Sacred Poems and Hymns #183||Thousands, O Lord of Hosts! this day||Thousands, O Lord of Hosts! this day||James Montgomery||126.96.36.199||1854|
|The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #783||Thousands, O Lord of Hosts, to-day||Montgomery||1857|
|The Book of Common Praise #d611||Thousands, O Lord of hosts, today [this day]||James Mongtomery||1940|
|The Gospel Psalmist #460||Detention from the Sanctuary||Thousands, O Lord of hosts, today||Montgomery||1861||Aspiration and Communion ||
|The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #159c||Thousands, O Lord of hosts, today [this day]||Montgomery||1865|
|The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #841||Thousands, O Lord of hosts, today [this day]||James Montgomery||1876|
|The Sacred Lute #d351||Thousands, O Lord of hosts, today [this day]||James Mongtomery||1855|
|The Southern Psalmist #d844||Thousands, O Lord of hosts, today [this day]||James Mongtomery||1859|
|The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d888||Thousands, O Lord of hosts, today [this day]||James Mongtomery||1871|