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What are these in bright array

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What are these in bright array,
This innumerable throng,
Round the altar night and day,
Hymning one triumphant song:
"Worthy is the Lamb once slain,
Blessing, honour, glory, power,
Wisdom, riches, to obtain,
New dominion every hour."

These through fiery trials trod;
These from great affliction came;
Now before the throne of God,
Seal'd with His almighty name:
Clad in raiment pure and white,
Victor-palms in every hand,
Through their dear Redeemer's might,
More than conquerors they stand.

Hunger, thirst, disease unknown,
On immortal fruits they feed;
Them, the Lamb amidst the throne,
Shall to living fountains lead;
Joy and gladness banish sighs,
Perfect love dispels all fear,
And for ever from their eyes,
God shall wipe away the tear.

Sacred Poems and Hymns, 1854

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: What are these in bright array, This innumerable throng
Title: What are these in bright array
Author: James Montgomery (1819)
Meter: 7.7.7.7 D
Language: English

Notes

What are these in bright array? J. Montgomery. [All Saints.] Published in his Greenland and other Poems, 1819, p. 185, in 3 stanzas of 8 lines, and headed “Saints in heaven." It was repeated in Cotterill's Selection, 1819, No. 204; in Montgomery's Christian Psalmist, 1825, No. 559; and in his Original Hymns, 1853, No. 237. It is given in several collections in Great Britain and America, and sometimes as, "Who are these in bright array?" In R. Bingham's Hymnologia Christiana Latina, 1871, it is rendered into Latin as "Quid sint cohortes lucidae." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances (1 - 100 of 361)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Church of England Hymn Book: adapted to the daily services of the Church throughout the year #450
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #698Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #1022Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #411Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #491Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #687Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #608Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion #A44Page Scan
A Collection of Sacred Song: being an eclectic compilation for the use of churches, families and schools... (2nd ed.) #131(H201)Page Scan
A Companion to the Canadian Sunday School Harp: being a selection of hymns set to music, for Sunday schools and the social circle #137bPage Scan
A Handy Book of Old and Familiar Hymns #198Page Scan
A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #953Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #664Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d435
A Selection of Hymns: designed as a supplement to the "psalms and hymns" of the Presbyterian church #506Page Scan
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #999Page Scan
A Service Book: with a selection of tunes and hymns for Sabbath schools (6th ed.) #108Page Scan
A Service Book: with a selection of tunes and hymns for Sabbath schools (6th ed.) #202Page Scan
Additional Hymns to the Collection of Hymns for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #698Page Scan
Additional Hymns, Adopted by the General Synod of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America, at their Session, June 1846, and authorized to be used in the churches under their care #337Page Scan
Anglican Hymn Book #173
Appendix to Mennonite Hymn Book #d62
Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver #d264
Baptist Songs with Music #d226
Book of Common Praise #d652
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #286bPage Scan
Book of Praise for the Sunday School: with hymns and tunes appropriate for the prayer meeting and the home circle #205[355]Page Scan
Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #581TextPage Scan
Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #595TextPage Scan
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d1026
Calvary Songs #153dTextPage Scan
Calvary Songs for Sunday School & Families. Words ed. #d218
Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #712Page Scan
Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #712Page Scan
Chapel Hymns #d619
Chapel Melodies #98Page Scan
Children's Hymns with Tunes #d172
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #597Page Scan
Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #623Page Scan
Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for public worship #291Page Scan
Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for the use of the Baptist churches #291Page Scan
Christian Songs: for the Sunday School #284Page Scan
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #582Page Scan
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #582TextPage Scan
Church Hymnal #196Page Scan
Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... 1st ed. [with Deutscher Anhang] #470
Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 7th ed. #d607
Church Hymnal, Third Edition #183
Church Hymns and Tunes #460Page Scan
Church Hymns and Tunes for use in Baptist Churches #d618
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #15Page Scan
Church music: with selections for the ordinary occasions of public and social worship, from the Psalms and hymns of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #331Page Scan
Church Poetry: being Portions of the Psalms in Verse and Hymns suited to the Festivals and Fasts, and Various Occasions of the Church #222Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #697Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #697Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #697Page Scan
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #635Page Scan
Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d330
Common Praise: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #558Page Scan
Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #246TextPage Scan
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d819
Conference Hymns and Tunes #d109
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #1026
Cottage Melodies; a hymn and tune book, for prayer and social meetings and the home circle #89Page Scan
Crystal Gems for the Sabbath School: containing a choice collection of new hymns and tunes, suitable for anniversaries, and all other exercises of the Sabbath-school... #104Page Scan
Devotional hymns: selected for public and social worship #S228Page Scan
Dew Drops of Sacred Song: gathered for the use of Sabbath schools #115aPage Scan
Faith Hymns #d164
Faith Hymns (New ed.) #177Page Scan
Fresh Leaves for the use of Sabbath Schools #105aPage Scan
Garnered Gems of Sunday School Song #62Page Scan
Gems of Music #d66
Glad Tidings: a collection of new hymns and music, designed for sabbath schools, anniversary meetings, home circles, &c. #110Page Scan
Gloria in Excelsis #d769
Gloria in Excelsis #d476
Golden Censer #d104
Gospel Hymns #d633
Hallowed Songs #d392
Hallowed Songs: a collection of the most popular hymns and tunes, both old, and new, designed for prayer and social meetings, revivals, family worship, and Sabbath schools #328Page Scan
Hallowed Songs: for prayer and social meetings, containing hymns and tunes, carefully selected from all sources, both old and new, and are of the most spiritual..(Newly Revised) #62Page Scan
Home Song Book, prepared for the use of the Children of the Home for the Friendless #46Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d814
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #843Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #681Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #673Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #654Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #654Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #718Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #718Page Scan
Hymnal #109Page Scan
Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #494Page Scan
Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #752Page Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #579aPage Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #579bPage Scan
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 #496aPage Scan
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 #496bPage Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: with accompanying tunes #579aPage Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: with accompanying tunes #579bPage Scan
Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church, adopted in General Council, Chicago, May 1879 #d337
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #494Text

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