Thy throne, O God, in righteousness,
For ever shall endure;
We bow before it; deign to bless
The children of the poor.
Thy wisdom fix'd our lowly birth,
Yet we Thy goodness share;
Still make us while we dwell on earth,
The children of Thy care.
Strangers to Thee, though Thine by name,
We hear Thy welcome voice,
And gather'd from the world, became
The children of Thy choice.
Thou art our Shepherd;--glorious God,
Thy little flock behold;
And guide us by Thy staff and rod,--
The children of Thy fold.
We praise Thy Name that we were brought
To this delightful place,
Where we are watch'd, and warn'd, and taught,--
The children of Thy grace.
O may our friends, Thy servants here,
Meet all our souls above,
And they and we in heaven appear,
The children of Thy love!
Sacred Poems and Hymns
Thy throne, O God, in righteousness. J. Montgomery. [For Schools.] The earliest work in which this hymn has been found is Select Portions of Psalms from the New Version, Hymns and Anthems, &c, compiled by the Rev. Dr. Sutton, Vicar of Sheffield, for use in that Parish Church, circa 1815, 2nd edition, 1816, No. 103. From thence it passed into Cotterill's Selection, 1819; Montgomery's Christian Psalmist, 1825, No. 542; and his Original Hymns, 1853, No. 343. Among modern collections it is found in the Methodist Sunday School Hymn Book, 1879; Major's Book of Praise, &c.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||First Line||Title||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Social Religious Meetings and for Private Devotions. 7th ed. #422||Thy throne, O God! in righteousness||1832|
|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... #627||Thy throne, O God, in righteousness||1831|
|Sacred Poems and Hymns #343||Thy throne, O God, in righteousness||Thy throne, O God, in righteousness||James Montgomery||18.104.22.168||1854|
|Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: adapted to private and public worship, selected from various authors #526||Thy throne, O God, in righteousness||1839|