The morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy.@Job 38:7
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James Montgomery
(1771–1854)

James Mon­tgom­e­ry, Songs of Zi­on 1822. This is a short­ened ver­sion of Mont­gom­e­ry’s Spir­it of Powe­r and Might, Be­hold.

New­bold George Kings­ley (1811–1884) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Almighty Spirit, now behold
A world by sin destroyed:
Creating Spirit, as of old,
Move on the formless void,
Move on the formless void.

Give Thou the Word: that healing sound
Shall quell the deadly strife;
And earth again, like Eden crowned,
Bring forth the tree of life,
Bring forth the tree of life.

If sang the morning stars for joy,
When nature rose to view,
What strains will angel harps employ,
When Thou shalt all renew,
When Thou shalt all renew!

And if the sons of God rejoice
To hear a Savior’s name,
How will the ransomed raise their voice
To whom that Savior came,
To whom that Savior came!

Lo, every kindred, every tribe,
Assembling round the throne,
The new creation shall ascribe
To sovereign love alone,
To sovereign love alone!