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217. We've entered now on holy time

1 We've entered now on holy time,
God's blessed rest-day all divine;
The labors of the week are past,
Now let earth's cares aside be cast.

2 O let us help repair the breach,
And all of God's commandments teach,
Calling his rest-day our delight,
Thus walking blameless in his sight.

3 This holy rest to us is given,
To call our minds from earth to heaven;
That we may not forget the Lord,
And trample down his holy word.

4 The faith of Jesus, too, we need;
For thus the flying angel said;
Commands of God and Jesus' faith
Will shield us in the day of wrath.

Text Information
First Line: We've entered now on holy time
Author: Anon.
Publication Date: 1886
Topic: Worship: The Sabbath
Tune Information
Composer: Lowell Mason
Meter: L.M.
Key: B♭ Major
Notes: Alternate tunes: #212, 343, or 101.

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