Thy glory, Lord, the heavens declare

Thy glory, Lord, the heavens declare

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 41 hymnals

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Thy glory, Lord, the heavens declare,
The firmament displays Thy skill;
The changing clouds, the viewless air,
Tempest and calm Thy word fulfil;
Day unto day doth utter speech,
And night to night Thy knowledge teach.

Though voice nor sound inform the ear,
Well-known the language of their song,
When one by one the stars appear,
Led by the silent moon along,
Till round the earth, from all the sky,
Thy beauty beams on every eye.

Waked by Thy touch, the shining sun
Comes like a bridegroom from his bower,
And, like a giant, glad to run
His bright career with speed and power--
Thy flaming messenger, to dart
Life through the depth of Nature's heart.

While these transporting visions shine
Along the path of Providence,
Glory eternal, joy divine,
Thy word reveals, transcending sense;
My soul Thy goodness longs to see,
Thy love to man, Thy love to me.

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 >

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First Line: Thy glory, Lord, the heavens declare
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #2Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #180Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #180Page Scan
Additional Hymns, Designed as a Supplement to Dwight's Psalms & Hymns #d186
Christian Hymns: adapted to the worship of God our Saviour in public and private devotion, compiled from the most approved ancient and modern authors, for the Central Universalist Society... #401Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d940
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #48Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #P19cPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #P19cPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #P19cPage Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #864Page Scan
Devotional hymns: selected for public and social worship #3Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #3Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #3Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #67Page Scan
Hymns for Children, Selected and Altered #171Page Scan
Laudent Omnes #d190
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #278Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P19.4Page Scan
Sacred Lyrics #d153
Sacred Poems and Hymns #15Text
Sacred Poetry #41Page Scan
Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d512
Seamen's Devotional Assistant, and Mariners' Hymns; prepared under direction of the American Seamen's Friend Society #540Page Scan
Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #87Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1139
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #79Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #79Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #79Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #79Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #79Page Scan
Songs for the School #d172
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d907
The Book of Worship #d531
The Camp-Meeting Chorister: or, a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, for the pious of all denominations. To be sung at camp meetings, during revivals of religion, and on other occasions #370Page Scan
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 #P19ePage Scan
The Church-Book #d463
The Gospel Psalmist #124Page Scan
The Harp #74Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #543Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #543Page Scan



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