Thy glory, Lord, the heavens declare

Thy glory, Lord, the heavens declare

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 43 hymnals

Representative Text

Thy glory, Lord, the heavens declare,
The firmament displays Thy skill;
The changing clouds, the viewless air,
Tempest and calm Thy word fulfil;
Day unto day doth utter speech,
And night to night Thy knowledge teach.

Though voice nor sound inform the ear,
Well-known the language of their song,
When one by one the stars appear,
Led by the silent moon along,
Till round the earth, from all the sky,
Thy beauty beams on every eye.

Waked by Thy touch, the shining sun
Comes like a bridegroom from his bower,
And, like a giant, glad to run
His bright career with speed and power--
Thy flaming messenger, to dart
Life through the depth of Nature's heart.

While these transporting visions shine
Along the path of Providence,
Glory eternal, joy divine,
Thy word reveals, transcending sense;
My soul Thy goodness longs to see,
Thy love to man, Thy love to me.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

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: Thy glory, Lord, the heavens declare
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns #2

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #180

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #180

Additional Hymns, Designed as a Supplement to Dwight's Psalms & Hymns #d186

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Christian Hymns #401

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d940

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Church Harmonies #48

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Church Psalmist #P19c

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Church Psalmist #P19c

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Church Psalmist #P19c

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Devotional hymns #3

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #3

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #3

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #67

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Hymns for Children, Selected and Altered #171

Laudent Omnes #d190

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #278

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P19.4

Sacred Lyrics #d153

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #15

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Sacred Poetry #41

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d512

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Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #87

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1139

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b79

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Songs for the Sanctuary #79

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Songs for the Sanctuary #79

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Songs for the Sanctuary #79

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #79

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #79

Songs for the School #d172

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d907

The Book of Worship #d531

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The Camp-Meeting Chorister #370

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #P19e

The Church-Book #d463

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The Gospel Psalmist #124

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The Harp #74

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The Harp. 2nd ed. #a74

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #543

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #543

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