219. Sweet is the work, my God, my King

1 Sweet 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 My heart shall triumph in the Lord
And bless his works and bless his word;
Thy works of grace how bright they shine!
How deep thy counsels, how divine!

4 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.

5 Then shall I see and hear and know
All I desired or wished below,
And every hour find sweet employ
In that eternal world of joy.

Text Information
First Line: Sweet is the work, my God, my King
Author: Isaac Watts
Publication Date: 1886
Topic: Worship: The Sabbath
Tune Information
Composer: Isaac B. Woodbury
Meter: L.M.
Key: F Major or modal
Notes: Alternate tunes: #171, 215, or 212.

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