Behold! the mountain of the Lord

Behold! the mountain of the Lord

Author: John Logan
Published in 164 hymnals

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Behold! the mountain of the Lord
in latter days shall rise
On mountain tops above the hills,
and draw the wond’ring eyes.

To this the joyful nations round,
all tribes and tongues shall flow;
Up to the hill of God, they’ll say,
and to his house we’ll go.

The beam that shines from Sion hill
shall lighten ev’ry land;
The King who reigns in Salem’s tow’rs
shall all the world command.

Among the nations he shall judge;
his judgments truth shall guide;
His sceptre shall protect the just,
and quell the sinner’s pride.

No strife shall rage, nor hostile feuds
disturb those peaceful years;
To ploughshares men shall beat their swords,
to pruning-hooks their spears.

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No longer hosts encount’ring hosts
shall crowds of slain deplore:
They hang the trumpet in the hall,
and study war no more.

Come then, O house of Jacob! come
to worship at his Shrine;
And, walking in the light of God,
with holy beauties shine,

Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases

Author: John Logan

Logan, John, son of a farmer, born at Fala, Midlothian, 1748, and educated at Edinburgh University, in due course entering the ministry of the Church of Scotland and becoming the minister of South Leith in 1770. During the time he held this charge he delivered a course of lectures on philosophy and history with much success. While he was thus engaged, the chair of Universal History in the University became vacant; but as a candidate he was unsuccessful. A tragedy, entitled Runnamede, followed. He offered it to the manager of Covent Garden Theatre, but it was interdicted by the Lord Chamberlain "upon suspicion of having a seditious tendency." It was subsequently acted in Edinburgh. In 1775 he formed one of the Committee by whom the Translati… Go to person page >

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GLASGOW (Moore)


BISHOPTHORPE (Clarke)


ST. MAGNUS (Clarke)

ST. MAGNUS first appeared in Henry Playford's Divine Companion (1707 ed.) as an anonymous tune with soprano and bass parts. The tune was later credited to Jeremiah Clark (b. London, England, c. 1670; d. London, 1707), who was a chorister in the Chapel Royal and sang at the coronation of James II in…

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The Cyber Hymnal #440
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Instances

Instances (6)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #118
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #715Text
Common Praise (1998) #112Text
Rejoice in the Lord #166Text
The Cyber Hymnal #440TextAudioScore
Together in Song: Australian Hymn Book II #441



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