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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.



Source: Sacred Poems and Hymns #50

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

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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 Hymns for the use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in America #293

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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

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Baptist Hymn Book #a216

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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Hymnal #426

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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 #a838

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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, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b1076

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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

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The Hymn Book of the African Methodist Episcopal Church #109

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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