81. Lord of the Sabbath

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

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

3 Thine earthly Sabbaths, Lord, we love,
But there's a nobler rest above;
To that our lab'ring souls aspire
With ardent hope and strong desire.

4 In thy blest kingdom we shall be
From ev'ry mortal trouble free;
No sighs shall mingle with the songs
Resounding from immortal tongues.


Text Information
First Line: Lord of the Sabbath, hear us pray
Title: Lord of the Sabbath
Author: Philip Doddridge (1737)
Alterer: Thomas Cotterill (1819)
Publication Date: 1970
Meter: L. M.
Topic: Evening Hymns; Lord's Day
Language: English
Notes: Other alterers also
Tune Information
Meter: L. M.
Key: B♭ Major
Source: William Gardiner's Sacred Melodies, 1815

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