The glorious universe around

The glorious universe around

Author: James Montgomery
Tune: NATIVITY (Lahee)
Published in 62 hymnals

Full Text

The glorious universe around,
The heavens with all their train,
Sun, moon, and stars, are firmly bound,
In one mysterious chain.

The earth, the ocean, and the sky,
To form one world agree,
Where all that walk, or swim, or fly,
Compose one family.

God in creation thus displays
His wisdom and His might,
While all His works with all His ways
Harmoniously unite.

In one fraternal bond of love,
One fellowship of mind,
The saints below, and saints above,
Their bliss and glory find.

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Here, in their house of pilgrimage,
Thy statutes are their song;
There, through one bright eternal age,
Thy praises they prolong.

Lord, may our union form a part
Of that thrice happy whole,
Derive its pulse from Thee the Heart,
Its life from Thee the Soul.

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 >

Text Information

First Line: The glorious universe around
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Notes

The glorious universe around. J. Montgomery. [Communion of Saints.] This hymn appeared in the Leeds Selection of Hymns, Compiled and Original, &c, by E. Parsons and others, 1822, No. 829, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines. In Montgomery's Christian Psalmist, 1825, No. 476, it was given with a slight revision and the addition of the stanza "The earth, the ocean, and the sky" as stanzas ii. in its revised form of 6 stanzas. The same text was repeated in his Original Hymns, 1853. In Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866, stanzas iv.-vi. of the 1825 text are given as "In one fraternal bond of love."

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

NATIVITY (Lahee)

Henry Lahee (b. Chelsea, London, England, 1826; d. Croydon, London, 1912) composed NATIVITY, which was first published in 1855 and set to a nativity hymn (thus the tune's title), "High let us swell our tuneful notes," by Philip Doddridge (PsH 335). Because NATIVITY was published with Isaac Watts' (P…

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #585Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #585Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #650Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #317Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #317Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #317Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #317Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #317Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #317Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #342Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #588Page Scan
Additional Hymns to the Collection of Hymns for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #650Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d846
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d966
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #379Page Scan
Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d256
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #470Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #435Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #435Page Scan
Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #628Page Scan
Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #675Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #788Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #788Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d388
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #394Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #394Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #423Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship and Private Devotion #d146
Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d454
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #691Page Scan
Hymns of Progress #d167
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #93bPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #93bPage Scan
Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #147Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #708Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d897
Sacred Poems and Hymns #7Text
Sacred Poetry #218Page Scan
Selected Hymns #d85
Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #376Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship #474Page Scan
The American Hymn and Tune Book #d733
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #708Page Scan
The Chapel Hymn Book [for Warren and Pitt St. Chapels, Boston]. 4th ed. #d328
The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d323
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 #403Page Scan
The Christian's Pocket Companion #d47
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. #876Page Scan
The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d690
The Gospel Hymnal #d576
The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d385
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #127aPage Scan
The Liturgy and the Office of Worship and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum, or the Moravian Church #147Page Scan
The Southern Psalmist #d780
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d819
The Spirit Minstrel. 2nd ed. #d77
The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #217Page Scan
The Tribute of Praise: a collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship, and for the use in the family circle and Sabbath school #217Page Scan
The Tribute of Praise: a collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship, and for use in the family circle #217Page Scan
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #513TextPage Scan
The Woman's Hymnal: a collection of sacred lyrics set to music and arranged as duets for soprano and alto, (tenor and bass ad libitum.) for the use of The Woman's College of Baltimore #8Page Scan
Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d407



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