220. This is the day of sacred rest

1 This is the day of sacred rest,
Which God hath sanctified and blessed,
When throned in majesty he stood,
And viewed his works, and called them good.

2 The heavenly host their harps employ,
The sons of God gave shouts of joy;
Through heaven and earth his praises rang,
The morning stars together sang.

3 Come, then, ye weary souls oppressed
Come and enjoy this holy rest;
Let humble songs like incense rise,
And prayer and praise ascend the skies.

Text Information
First Line: This is the day of sacred rest
Author: Dr. H. Clarke
Publication Date: 1886
Topic: Worship: The Sabbath
Tune Information
Composer: Isaac B. Woodbury
Meter: L.M.
Key: F Major or modal
Notes: Alternate tunes: #212, 215, or 104.

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