Author: R. F. Cottrell Hymnal: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #213 (1886) Hymnal Title: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book Lyrics: 1 Delightful day, best gift of heaven,
By man in Eden first possessed;
Jehovah's rest-day, kindly given
That all his creatures might be blessed.
2 Memorial of creation's King,
We welcome now thy glad return;
And while his praise we join to sing,
Our hearts with love and rapture burn.
3 We bless thy name, almighty Lord,
We love the keepsake thou hast given;
Our voices raise with one accord
In honor of the King of heaven.
4 All praise to Jesus, by whose blood
We are redeemed from sin and death;
Give glory to the Son of God,
Praise him all creatures that have breath.
5 By sin we are exposed to wrath;
He died for us, that he might draw
Our wandering feet to virtue's path,
Where we may keep God's holy law.
6 That law shall still be our delight,
The holy Sabbath is a part,
And when we gain that world so bright,
All flesh shall keep it with one heart. Topics: Worship The Sabbath Tune Title: PARK STREET
Delightful day, best gift of heaven