3957. Lord of the Sabbath, Hear Us Pray

1. Lord of the Sabbath, hear us pray,
In this Your house, on this Your day;
And own, as grateful sacrifice,
The songs which from Your temple rise.

2. Now met to pray and bless Your name,
Whose mercies flow each day the same;
Whose kind compassions never cease,
We seek instruction, pardon, peace.

3. Your earthly Sabbaths, Lord, we love,
But there’s a nobler rest above;
To that our laboring souls aspire
With ardent hope and strong desire.

4. In Your blest kingdom we shall be
From every mortal trouble free;
No sighs shall mingle with the songs
Resounding from immortal tongues.

5. No rude alarms of raging foes;
No cares to break the long repose;
No midnight shade, no waning moon,
But sacred, high, eternal noon.

6. O long expected day, begin,
Dawn on these realms of woe and sin!
Break, morn of God, upon our eyes;
And let the world’s true Sun arise!

Text Information
First Line: Lord of the Sabbath, hear us pray
Title: Lord of the Sabbath, Hear Us Pray
Author: Philip Doddridge (1737)
Alterer (with others): Thomas Cotterill (1819)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: GERMANY
Composer: William Gardiner (1815)
Meter: LM
Incipit: 51712 56711 76277
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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