35. Blest day of God, most calm, most bright

1 Blest day of God, most calm, most bright,
The first and best of days;
The laborer's rest, the saint's delight,
The day of prayer and praise!

2 My Saviour's face made thee to shine,
His rising thee did raise;
This made thee heavenly and divine
Beyond the common days.

3 The first fruits oft a blessing prove
To all the sheaves behind;
And they that do a Sabbath love,
A happy week shall find.

4 This day must I 'fore God appear,
For, Lord, the day is Thine;
O let me to spend it in Thy fear,
Then shall the day be mine.

Text Information
First Line: Blest day of God, most calm, most bright
Author: John Mason (1683, a.)
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Worship: The Lord's Day; Easter Sunday; Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity
Notes: Alternate tune #39 or #227
Tune Information
Name: REDHEAD, 29
Meter: C. M.
Key: F Major
Notes: Composer in index: R. Redhead, 1853

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