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154b. Welcome, sweet day of rest

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

The King himself comes near,
And feasts his saints today;
Here we may sit, and see him here,
And love, and praise, and pray.

One day amid the place,
Where my dear God hath been,
Is sweeter than ten thousand days
Of pleasurable sin.

My willing soul would stay
In such a frame as this,
And sit and sing herself away
to everlasting bliss.

Text Information
First Line: Welcome, sweet day of rest
Title: Welcome, sweet day of rest
Publication Date: 1854
Meter: S.M.
Language: English
Tune Information
Theme by: Read
Meter: S.M.

MIDI file: Lisbon.midi
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