Thy throne, O God, in righteousness

Thy throne, O God, in righteousness

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 4 hymnals

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Thy throne, O God, in righteousness,
For ever shall endure;
We bow before it; deign to bless
The children of the poor.

Thy wisdom fix'd our lowly birth,
Yet we Thy goodness share;
Still make us while we dwell on earth,
The children of Thy care.

Strangers to Thee, though Thine by name,
We hear Thy welcome voice,
And gather'd from the world, became
The children of Thy choice.

Thou art our Shepherd;--glorious God,
Thy little flock behold;
And guide us by Thy staff and rod,--
The children of Thy fold.

We praise Thy Name that we were brought
To this delightful place,
Where we are watch'd, and warn'd, and taught,--
The children of Thy grace.

O may our friends, Thy servants here,
Meet all our souls above,
And they and we in heaven appear,
The children of Thy love!

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 >

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First Line: Thy throne, O God, in righteousness
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Thy throne, O God, in righteousness. J. Montgomery. [For Schools.] The earliest work in which this hymn has been found is Select Portions of Psalms from the New Version, Hymns and Anthems, &c, compiled by the Rev. Dr. Sutton, Vicar of Sheffield, for use in that Parish Church, circa 1815, 2nd edition, 1816, No. 103. From thence it passed into Cotterill's Selection, 1819; Montgomery's Christian Psalmist, 1825, No. 542; and his Original Hymns, 1853, No. 343. Among modern collections it is found in the Methodist Sunday School Hymn Book, 1879; Major's Book of Praise, &c.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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