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L. M.

The joys of the Sabbath. WEET is the work, my God, my King, To praise thy name, give thanks, and sing; To show thy love by morning light, And talk of all thy truth by night. 2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest; No mortal cares shall seize my breast; O may my heart in tune be found, Like David's harp of solemn sound. 3 When grace has purified my heart, Then I shall share a glorious part: And fresh supplies of joy be shed, Like holy oil to cheer my head.

4 Then shall I see, and hear, and know All I desired or wish'd below;

And every power find sweet employ
In that eternal world of joy.


Delight in ordinances.

WELCOME, sweet day of rest,

That saw

Welcome to this reviving breast,
And these rejoicing eyes!
2 The King himself comes near,
And feasts his saints to-day;
Here we may sit, and see him here,
And love, and praise, and pray.
3 One day in such a place,
Where thou, my God, art seen,
Is sweeter than ten thousand days
Of pleasurable sin.

4 My willing soul would stay
In such a frame as this,
And sit and sing herself away
To everlasting bliss.

S. M.


L. M

In the Sanctuary.

AR from my thoughts, vain world, be gone,

Fain would mine eyes my Saviour see;
I wait a visit, Lord, from thee.

20 warm my heart with holy fire,
And kindle there a pure desire :
Come, sacred Spirit, from above,
And fill my soul with heavenly love.
3 Blest Saviour, what delicious fare!
How sweet thine entertainments are!
Never did angels taste above
Redeeming grace and dying love.
4 Hail, great Immanuel, all divine!
In thee thy Father's glories shine
Thy glorious name shall be adored,
And every tongue confess thee Lord.



C. M.

We will rejoice and be glad in it.

THIS is the day the Lord hath made:
O earth, rejoice and sing;
Let songs of triumph hail the morn;
Hosanna to our King!

2 The Stone the builders set at naught,
That Stone has now become
The sure foundation, and the strength
Of Zion's heavenly dome.

8 Christ is that stone, rejected once,
And number'd with the slain;
Now raised in glory, o'er his Church
Eternally to reign.

4 This is the day the Lord hath made;
O earth, rejoice and sing:

With songs of triumph hail the morn;
Hosanna to our King!

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Joyful homage.


And hail this sacred day:
In loftiest songs of praise
Your joyful homage pay:
Come bless the day that God hath blest,
The type of heaven's eternal rest.

2 On this auspicious morn
The Lord of life arose;
He burst the bars of death,
And vanquish'd all our foes;
And now he pleads our cause above,
And reaps the fruit of all his love.

3 All hail, triumphant Lord!

Heaven with hosannas rings,
And earth, in humbler strains,

Thy praise responsive sings:
Worthy the Lamb, that once was slain,
Through endless years to live and reign.


C. M.

The type of everlasting rest.
YOME, let us join with one accord

This is the day our rising Lord
Hath made and call'd his own.

2 This is the day which God hath blest,
The brightest of the seven,
Type of that everlasting rest
The saints enjoy in heaven.

3 Then let us in his name sing on,
And hasten to that day
When our Redeemer shall come down,

And shadows pass away.

4 Not one, but all our days below,
Let us in hymns employ;
And, in our Lord rejoicing, go
To his eternal joy.


Pledge of endless rest. ETURN, my soul, enjoy thy rest;

Another six days' work is done;
Another Sabbath is begun.


L. M.

2 O that our thoughts and thanks may rise,
As grateful incense to the skies;

And draw from Christ that sweet repose,
Which none but he that feels it knows.

3 This heavenly calm within the breast,
Is the dear pledge of glorious rest,
Which for the Church of God remains,
The end of cares, the end of pains.

4 In holy duties, let the day,
In holy comforts, pass away;
How sweet, a Sabbath thus to spend,
In hope of one that ne'er shall end.

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Life and immortality brought to light. of blessed day, At thy dawn the grave gave way To the power of Him within, Who had, sinless, bled for sin. 2 Thine the radiance to illume First, for man, the dismal tomb, When its bars their weakness own'd, There revealing death dethroned. 3 Then the Sun of righteousness Rose, a darken'd world to bless, Bringing up from mortal night Immortality and light.

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4 Day of glory, day of power,
Sacred be thine every hour,-
Emblem, earnest, of the rest
That remaineth for the blest.



The eternal Sabbath,
AIL to the Sabbath-day!

When men to God their homage pay,
And earth draws near to heaven.

In courts by mortals trod;
Nor only is the day thine own
When man draws near to God:-

2 Lord, in this sacred hour, Within thy courts we bend, And bless thy love, and own thy power, Our Father and our Friend. 3 But thou art not alone

4 Thy temple is the arch
Of yon unmeasured sky;
Thy Sabbath, the stupendous march
Ŏf vast eternity.

5 Lord, may that holier day

Dawn on thy servants' sight; And purer worship may we pay In heaven's unclouded light.


Spirit of humble fear divine,
That trembles at thy word.

S. M.

C. M.

In the Spirit on the Lord's day.

·MAY I throughout this day of thine,


2 Spirit of faith, my heart to raise, And fix on things above;

Spirit of sacrifice and praise,
Of holiness and love.

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