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When on Sinai's top I see

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When on Sinai's top I see
God descend in Majesty,
To proclaim His holy law,
All my spirit sinks with awe.

When, in ecstasy sublime,
Tabor's glorious steep I climb,
At the too-transporting light,
Darkness rushes 'o'er my sight.

When on Calvary I rest,
God, in flesh made manifest,
Shines in my Redeemer's face,
Full of beauty, truth, and grace.

Here I would for ever stay,
Weep and gaze my soul away;
Thou art heaven on earth to me,
Lovely, mournful Calvary.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

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: When on Sinai's top I see
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d950

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d957

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d957

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #127

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #363

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #363

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #363

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #880

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #835

Additional Hymns, Designed as a Supplement to Dwight's Psalms & Hymns #d202

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book #426

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d1010

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #190

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Carmina Sanctorum #190

Chapel Hymns #d641

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Christian Praise #313

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Christian Praise #313

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Church Melodies #249

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Church music #337

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Church Psalmist #420

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Church Psalmist #420

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Church Psalmist #420

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Evangelical Hymns #137

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Good Will Songs #54

Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d364

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #104

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #104

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #206

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #206

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #249

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Hymns for All Christians #S97

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Hymns for the Meeting of the American Board #34

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #293

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Hymns #861

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Hymns #861

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Hymns #835

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Hymns #861

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Laudes Domini #1006

Many Voices; or, Carmina Sanctorum, Evangelistic Edition with Tunes #111

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Methodist Social Hymn Book #11

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New Hymn and Tune book #329f

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New Hymn and Tune Book #329f

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #55

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Our New Hymnal #59

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Parish Hymns #207

Parish Psalmody #d928

Parish Psalmody #d944

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #838

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #1082

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H127

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #50

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Seamen's Hymns #420

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d686

Select Hymns #d495

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Select Hymns #279

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Social Psalmist #420

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #824

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1244

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1076

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1076

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1076

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1076

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Songs of the Church #328

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Songs of Zion Enlarged #35

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #148

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #148

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #148

Templi Carmina #d278

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The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book #426

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The Baptist Harp #228

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #838

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The Baptist Hymn Book #216

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The Baptist Praise Book #812

The Book of Praise #d889

The Christian Psalmist #d747

The Christian Psalmist (Numeral ed.) 10th ed., 1st rev. ed. #d425

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #281

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d1006

The Halifax Selection of Hymns #d475

The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d358

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The Heart and Voice #294a

The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d713

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #140

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The New Laudes Domini #1071

The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d698

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #142

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #142

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