27b. Welcome, sweet day of rest

1 Welcome, sweet day of rest,
That saw the Lord arise;
Welcome to this reviving breast,
And these rejoicing eyes.

2 The King Himself comes near
And feasts His saints to-day;
Here may we seek, and see Him here,
And love, and praise, and pray.

3 One day of prayer and praise
His sacred courts within,
Is sweeter than ten thousand days
Of pleasurable sin.

4 My willing soul would stay
In such a frame as this,
And wait to hail the brighter day
Of everlasting bliss.

Text Information
First Line: Welcome, sweet day of rest
Author: I. Watts
Meter: S. M.
Publication Date: 1898
Topic: The Lord's Day; Daily Prayer: The Lord's Day
Tune Information
Composer: R. Harrison
Meter: S. M.
Key: A Major

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