Songs of praise the angels sangAuthor: James Montgomery (1819)
Published in 493 hymnals
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1 Songs of praise the angels sang,
heaven with alleluias rang,
when creation was begun,
when God spake and it was done.
2 Songs of praise awoke the morn
when the Prince of peace was born;
songs of praise arose when he
captive led captivity.
3 Heaven and earth must pass away;
songs of praise shall crown that day:
God will make new heavens and earth;
songs of praise shall hail their birth.
4 And shall we alone be dumb
till that glorious kingdom come?
No, the church delights to raise
psalms and hymns and songs of praise.
5 Saints below, with heart and voice,
still in songs of praise rejoice;
learning here, by faith and love,
songs of praise to sing above.
6 Hymns of glory, songs of praise,
Father, unto thee we raise,
Jesu, glory unto thee,
with the Spirit, ever be.
Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #782
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Songs of praise the angels sang [sing]. J. Montgomery. [Universal Praise.] Published in Cotterill’s Selection, 1819, No. 168, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "God worthy of all Praise." It was repeated in Montgomery's Christian Psalmist, 1825, No. 562; and in his Original Hymns. 1853, No. 90. The heading in 1825 and 1853 was changed to "Glory to God in the highest." The opening line is sometimes changed to “Songs of praise the angels sing." The use of this hymn is extensive.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 19 of 19)||First Line||Title||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #572||Songs of praise the angels sang||Northampton||1992|
|Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #782||Songs of praise the angels sang||NORTHAMPTON||James Montgomery (1771-1854)||77 77||Job 38:1-11; Psalm 33:1-9; Luke 2:11-14||2013||Saints | St Michael and All Angels; Angels | ; Church | worship; Creation | ; Music and Song | ; Praise ||
|Baptist Hymnal 1991 #235||Songs of praise the angels sang||Songs of Praise the Angels Sang||MONKLAND||James Montgomery||184.108.40.206.||Ephesians 5:19||1991|
|Celebrating Grace Hymnal #317||Songs of praise the angels sang||Songs of Praise the Angels Sang||MONKLAND||James Montgomery||220.127.116.11||2010||The Church at Worship | Praise and Adoration; Jesus Christ-Return | ; Praise and Adoration-Jesus Christ | ; Singing ||
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #222||Songs of praise the angesl sang||Songs of Praise the Angels Sang||INNOCENTS||James Montgomery, 1771-1854||77 77||1993||Opening of Service ||
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #369||Songs of praise the angels sang||2000|
|Common Praise (1998) #370||Songs of praise the angels sang||Songs of Praise the Angels Sang||CULBACH||James Montgomery (1771-1854)||77 77||Job 38:1-41; Psalm 95; Isaiah 65:17-25; Isaiah 66:10-14; Ephesians 4:1-16; Ephesians 5:15-20; Colossians 3:12-17; James 5:13-20; 2 Peter 3:8-15||1998||Angels | ; Arts and Music | ; Gathering of the Community | ; Praise of God ||
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #574||Songs of praise the angels sang||NORTHAMPTON||James Montgomery, 1771-1854||77 77||2 Peter 3:13; Colossians 3:16; Ephesians 4:8; Genesis 1:3; Isaiah 9:6; Job 38:4-7; Luke 2:13-14||2000||Proper 7 | Year B; Proper 15 | Year B; St. Michael and All Angels ||
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #621||Songs of praise the angels sang||Songs of praise the angels sang||2000|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #426||Songs of praise the angels sang||NORTHAMPTON||James Montgomery, 1771-1854||77. 77||1985|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #196||Songs of praise the angels sang||77 77||1983|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #350||Songs of praise the angels sang||NORTHAMPTON||J. Montgomery (1771-1854)||7 7 7 7||1987||God's Church | Praise and Adoration; Doxologies | ; The Creation | ; Advent 4 | The Annunciation; The Ascension of Christ | ; Trinity Sunday | The Trinity; Pentecost 6 | Made New in Christ|
|Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #668||Songs of praise the angels sang||NORTHAMPTON||James Montgomery||2008|
|Lutheran Worship #447||Songs of praise the angels sang||Songs of Praise the Angels Sang||INNOCENTS||James Montgomery, 1771-1854||77 77||1982||Praise and Adoration ||
|Small Church Music #1585||Songs of praise the angels sang||Northampton||NORTHAMPTON||James Montgomery||18.104.22.168|
|Small Church Music #2927||Songs of praise the angels sang||Riley||RILEY||James Montgomery||22.214.171.124.D|
|The Cyber Hymnal #6216||Songs of praise the angels sang||Songs of Praise the Angels Sang||MONKLAND||James Montgomery||77.77|
|The New English Hymnal #451||Songs of praise the angels sing||NORTHAMPTON||James Montgomery, 1771-1854||77 77||1986|
|Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #254||Songs of praise the angels sang||Songs of Praise the Angels Sang||CULBACH||James Montgomery||7 7 7 7||1996||God | Praise and Thanksgiving; Adoration and Praise | ; Angels | ; Creation | ; God | Creator; God | Nature; Music and Singing | ; New Creation | ; Saints | ; Christmas 1 | Year C|