Category Archives: James Montgomery

Songs Of Praise The Angels Sang

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Songs of praise the angels sang, Heaven with Alleluias rang, When creation was begun, When God spake and it was done. Songs of praise awoke the morn … Continue reading

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Shepherd Of Souls Refresh And Bless

Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless Thy chosen pilgrim flock With manna in the wilderness, With water from the rock. Hungry and thirsty, faint and weak, As Thou when here below, Our souls the joys celestial seek Which from Thy … Continue reading

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Go To Dark Gethsemane

This is James Montgomery’s original, 1820 version of the text published in Thomas Cotterill’s Selection of Psalms and Hymns under the heading ‘The Last Sufferings of Christ’: Go to dark Gethsemane, Ye that feel the tempter’s power; Your Redeemer’s conflict … Continue reading

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Not Here As To The Prophet’s Eye

Not here, as to the prophet’s eye, The Lord upon His throne appears; Nor seraphim responsive cry, “Holy! thrice holy!” in our ears: Yet God is present in this place, Veiled in serener majesty; So full of glory, truth and … Continue reading

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Angels From The Realms Of Glory

Angels from the realms of glory, Wing your flight o’er all the earth; Ye who sang creation’s story Now proclaim Messiah’s birth. Refrain: Come and worship, come and worship, Worship Christ, the newborn King. Shepherds, in the field abiding, Watching … Continue reading

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Hail To The Lord’s Anointed

This is possibly my all-time favorite hymn: Hail to the Lord’s Anointed, Great David’s greater Son! Hail, in the time appointed, His reign on earth begun! He comes to break oppression, To set the captive free, To take away transgression, … Continue reading

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