- Songs of praise the angels sang,
- Heav’n with alleluias rang,
- When creation was begun,
- When God spoke and it was done.
JAMES MONTGOMERY, Songs of Praise the Angels Sang
- The flash at midnight!--'twas a light
- That gave the blind a moment's sight,
- Then sunk in tenfold gloom;
- Loud, deep, and long the thunder broke,
- The deaf ear instantly awoke,
- Then closed as in the tomb:
- An angel might have pass'd my bed,
- Sounded the trump of GOD, and fled.
JAMES MONTGOMERY, "Winter Lightning", Poetical Works of James Montgomery