This place is holy ground

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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This place is holy ground. J. Montgomery. [Death and Burial.] This is the opening line of Verses to the Memory of the late Richard Reynolds, of Bristol, London: Longmans, 1816. The Verses were given in three parts: i. "The death of the Righteous"; ii. "The Memory of the Just"; iii. "A Good Man's Monument." Mr. Reynolds was an emi¬nent Quaker philanthropist; and the “Monument" referred to was the Society for the relief of persons in necessitous circumstances which was founded in Bristol in his memory. The Verses were repeated in all the complete editions of Montgomery's Works. The cento given in several American hymnbooks, including Hatfield's Church Hymn Book, 1872, is composed of stanzas i., ii., vii.-ix. of pt. i. on " The death of the Righteous." The original is in 9 stanzas of 6 lines.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #438Page Scan
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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #971Page Scan
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d898
Chapel Hymns #d563
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #517Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d915
Church Choral-Book: containing tunes and hymns for congregational singing, and adapted to choirs and social worship #490Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #498Page Scan
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #719Page Scan
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #909Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #645Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #645Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #645Page Scan
Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d290
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #944Page Scan
Cottage Melodies; a hymn and tune book, for prayer and social meetings and the home circle #331Page Scan
Harmonia Ecclesiae: or, Companion to the Christian Minstrel #d263
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1310Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d798
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #981Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #939Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #981Page Scan
Jubilant Voices #d197
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1158Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H664Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns #645Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d604
Social Psalmist: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #645Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1108
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1210Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1210Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1210Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #1210Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1210Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #794Page Scan
Songs of the Soul: gathered out of many lands and ages #398Page Scan
Spiritual Songs for Social Worship: adapted to the use of families and private circles in seasons of revival, to missionary meetings, to the monthly concert, and to other occasions... (3rd ed.) #382Page Scan
Spiritual Songs for Social Worship: adapted to the use of families and private circles in seasons of rivival, to missionary meetings, to the monthly concert, and to other occasions of special interest #382Page Scan
Spiritual Songs for Social Worship: adapted to the use of families and private circles, to missinary meetings, to monthly concert, and to other occasions of special interest.(Rev. and Enl. Ed.) #382Page Scan
The American Hymn and Tune Book #d780
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1158Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #1203Page Scan
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d784
The Boston One-Line Psalmist: embracing Day and Beal's New Musical Notation #d174
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 #607Page Scan
The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d895
The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d268
The Praise #d291
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #1099Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #1099Page Scan
The Psalmodist: a Choice Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes #d229
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #1109Page Scan
The Saint's Harp: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to prayer and social meetings, and seasons of revival (2nd ed., Rev. and Imp.) #219Page Scan



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