Author of the Lyrics
The author of the inspirational
words of the "Palms of Glory " lyrics, James Montgomery (November 4, 1771-April 30, 1854),
was born in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland and
achieved fame as a poet, advocacy of foreign missions and the Bible Society and Hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Palms of Glory ", William Daylrymple MacLagan (June 18, 1826-September 19, 1910),
was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and
became famous as a composer and musician. MacLagan was Archbishop of York, Chaplain to Queen Alexandra and canon of St. Paul's Cathedral.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Palms of Glory
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): James Montgomery (November 4, 1771
to April 30, 1854)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: William Daylrymple MacLagan (June 18, 1826 to
September 19, 1910)
Hymn Category: Catholic Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Palms of glory, raiment bright, Crowns that never fade away"
First Publication Date:
Palms of Glory Lyrics
Palms of glory, raiment bright,
Crowns that never fade away,
Gird and deck the saints in light,
Priests, and kings, and conquerors they.
Yet the conquerors bring their palms
To the Lamb amidst the throne,
And proclaim in joyful psalms
Victory through His cross alone.
Kings for harps their crowns resign,
Crying, as they strike the chords,
"Take the kingdom, it is Thine,
King of kings, and Lord of lords."
Round the altar priests confess,
If their robes are white as snow,
'Twas the Savior's righteousness
And His blood that made them so.
They were mortal too like us;
O, when we like them shall die,
May our souls translated thus
Triumph, reign, and shine on high.