Palms of glory, raiment brightAuthor: James Montgomery
Tune: PALMS OF GLORY
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Palms of glory, raiment bright,
Crowns that never fade away,
Gird and deck the saints in light,
Priests and kings, and conquerors they.
Yet the conquerors bring their palms
To the Lamb amidst the throne,
And proclaim in joyful psalms,
Victory through His cross alone.
Kings for harps their crowns resign,
Crying, as they strike the chords,
"Take the kingdom, it is Thine,
King of kings, and Lord of Lords!"
Round the altar priests confess,
If their robes are white as snow,
'Twas the Saviour's righteousness,
And His blood that made them so.
Who were these?--On earth they dwelt;
Sinners once of Adam's race,
Guilt, and fear, and suffering felt,
But were saved by sovereign grace.
They were mortal, too, like us;
Ah! when we like them must die,
May our souls, translated thus,
Triumph, reign, and shine on high.
Sacred Poems and Hymns
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J. Montgomery. [Heaven in Prospect .] Written for the Sheffield Sunday School Union, and first printed on a broadsheet for use at the Anniversary in June 1829, in 6 st. of 4 1. It then appeared in T. Russell's Selection of Hymns…An Appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms & Hymns, N. D. [circa 1833]; again in Montgomery's Poet's Portfolio, 1835, p. 240; and again in his Original Hymns , 1853, p. 160, where it is headed "Heaven in prospect." It is of more than usual merit, and is widely used.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||First Line||Title||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #307||Palms of glory, raiment bright||PALMS OF GLORY||James Montgomery (1771-1854)||77 77||1 Peter 2:9-10; Revelation 1:5-6; Revelation 7:9-10||2013||Atonement | ; Future hope | ; Heaven | ; Kingdom of God | ; Victory | ; Saints ||
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #226||Palms of glory, raiment bright||PALMS OF GLORY||James Montgomery, 1771-1854||77 77||1 Corinthians 15:24-25; Revelation 5:9; Revelation 7:9-14; Revelation 11:15; Revelation 17:14||2000||Saints ||
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #307||Palms of glory, raiment bright||77 77||1983|
|The Cyber Hymnal #5559||Palms of glory, raiment bright||Palms of Glory||PALMS OF GLORY||James Montgomery||77.77|
|The New English Hymnal #230a||Palms of glory, raiment bright||BOYCE||James Montgomery, 1771-1854||77 77||1986||The Christian Year | Festivals and Other Holidays: General; Common of Saints | ; All Saints | November 1st|
|The New English Hymnal #230b||Palms of glory, raiment bright||PALMS OF GLORY||James Montgomery, 1771-1854||77 77||1986||The Christian Year | Festivals and Other Holidays: General; Common of Saints | ; All Saints | November 1st|