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221. Sweet is the Sabbath of the Lord

1 Sweet is the Sabbath of the Lord
To those who in his law delight;
Who love the precepts of his word,
And tread the narrow path of right.

2 This holy day Jehovah blessed
Ere sorrow, pain, or death were born,
And sanctified for man his rest
In glad creation's sinless morn.

3 It speaks of him whose wondrous might
The heavens and earth from nothing made;
Who formed the glorious orbs of light,
And the deep sea's foundations laid.

4 Its sacred hours, ye saints of God,
Remember with respect and love;
And through obedience to his word
Your love for your Creator prove.

5 And, when, immortalized we see
The treasures of the new earth bright,
God's holy Sabbath still shall be
A source of blessing and delight.

Text Information
First Line: Sweet is the Sabbath of the Lord
Author: F. S. Thorp
Publication Date: 1886
Topic: Worship: The Sabbath
Tune Information
Name: ALWAY
Composer: Isaac B. Woodbury
Meter: L.M.
Key: F Major or modal
Notes: Alternate tunes: #223, 171, or 101.



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