Heralds of creation! cry

Heralds of creation! cry

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 43 hymnals

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Heralds of creation! cry,--
Praise the Lord, the Lord most high!
Heaven and earth! obey the call,
Praise the Lord, the Lord of all.

For He spake, and forth from night
Sprang the universe to light:
He commanded,--Nature heard,
And stood fast upon his word.

Praise Him, all ye hosts above,
Spirits perfected in love;
Sun and Moon! your voices raise,
Sing, ye stars! your Maker's praise.

Earth! from all thy depths below,
Ocean's hallelujahs flow,
Lightning, Vapour, Wind and Storm,
Hail and Snow! His will perform.

Vales and Mountains! burst in song;
Rivers! roll his praise along;
Clap your hands, ye Trees! and hail
God, who comes in every gale.

Birds! on wings of rapture soar,
Warble at His Temple door,
Joyful sounds from Herds and Flocks,
Echo back, ye Caves and Rocks!

Kings! your Sovereign serve with awe;
Judges! own His righteous law;
Princes! worship Him with fear;
Bow the knee, all People! here.

Let His truth by Babes be told,
And His wonders by the old;
Youths and maidens! in your prime,
Learn the lays of heaven betime.

High above all height His throne,
Excellent His name alone;
Him let all His works confess,
Him let every Being bless.

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: Heralds of creation! cry
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #465Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #465Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns #6Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #268Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #P.CXLVIIIc Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #8Page Scan
Christian Hymns: adapted to the worship of God our Saviour in public and private devotion, compiled from the most approved ancient and modern authors, for the Central Universalist Society... #382Page Scan
Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for public worship #273Page Scan
Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for the use of the Baptist churches #273Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d348
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #P148fPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #P148fPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #P148fPage Scan
Grammar School Hymn Book #d105
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #313Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #313Page Scan
Hymnal Amore Dei #126Page Scan
Hymnal, Amore Dei. Rev. ed. #d4
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #79Page Scan
Hymns for Church and Home #7Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #108Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #108Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #15Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #116Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d307
Revival Flame, Bosworth Campaign Special #d38
Sacred Poems and Hymns #12Text
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #258
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #258Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #258Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #258Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #258Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #258Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #60Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #245Page 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 #P148fPage Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #5Page Scan
The Plymouth Hymnal #d180
The Saints' Harp #d355
The Saints' Hymnal #d123
The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #120Page Scan
The Sunday School Chant and Tune Book: a collection of canticles, hymns and carols for the Sunday schools of the Episcopal Church #14Page Scan
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #99TextPage Scan



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