God, in the high and holy place

God, in the high and holy place

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 61 hymnals

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God, in the high and holy place,
Looks down upon the spheres;
Yet in His providence and grace
To every eye appears.

He bows the heavens; the mountains stand,
A highway for our God;
He walks amidst the desert-sand,
'Tis Eden where He trod

The forests in His strength rejoice;
Hark! on the evening breeze,
As once of old, the Lord God's voice
Is heard among the trees.

Here, on the hills, He feeds His herds,
His flocks on yonder plains;
His praise is warbled by the birds,
O could we catch their strains!

Mount with the lark, and bear our song
Up to the gates of light;
Or, with the nightingale, prolong
Our numbers through the night!

In every stream His bounty flows,
Diffusing joy and wealth;
In every breeze His Spirit blows
The breath of life and health.

His blessings fall in plenteous showers
Upon the lap of earth,
That teems with foliage, fruits, and flowers,
And rings with infant mirth.

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If God hath made this world so fair,
Where sin and death abound;
How beautiful, beyond compare,
Will Paradise be found!

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 >

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First Line: God, in the high and holy place
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #80Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #80Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d244
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d245
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d245
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #36Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #71Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #122Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #122Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #122Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #122Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #122Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #122Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #135Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #566Page Scan
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 #230aPage Scan
Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #12
Chapel Hymns #d168
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #173Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d274
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #404Page Scan
Grammar School Hymn Book #d74
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #169Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #164Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d144
Hymns for Public Worship #245Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d67
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #129Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #129Page Scan
Hymns of the Church Universal #40Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #317Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #101Page Scan
Progressive Songster #d41
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d227
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d240
Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d230
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H80Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #25Page Scan
Sacred Poems and Hymns #10Text
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #227
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #227Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #227Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #227Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #227Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #227Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #133Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #101Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #207Page Scan
The Chapel Hymn Book [for Warren and Pitt St. Chapels, Boston]. 4th ed. #d118
The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d114
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #11Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns: with copious selections from other sources; the whole carefully revised and arranged, with directions for musical expression #14Page Scan
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #40Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #127Page Scan
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #391Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #384aPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d294
The Saints' Harp #d296
The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #142Page Scan
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #82TextPage Scan
Universalist Hymn Book #d139



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