The starry firmament on highAuthor: Robert Grant
Tune: WINCHESTER NEW
Published in 70 hymnals
The starry firmament on high. Sir B. Grant. [Psalm xix.] This was given in Lord Glenelg's posthumous edition of Grant's Sacred Poems, 1839, p. 28, in 4 stanzas of 8 lines, and headed with the following words:—
"This is intended as a sequel or counterpart to Addison's hymn, 'The spacious firmament.' It corresponds to the latter portion of the 19th Psalm, as Addison's does to the former."
The use of this paraphrase in its full form is confined to a few American collections. The last stanza, "Almighty Lord, the sun shall fail," is given in Laudes Domini, N. Y., 1884, as No. 233.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|Scripture||First Line||Instances (2)||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Psalm 19||The starry firmament on high||Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #199||1868|
|Psalm 19||The starry firmament on high||Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #199||188.8.131.52||1868|