48a. Devotion

1. Sweet is the day of sacred rest;
No mortal cares shall seize my breast.
Oh, may my heart in tune be found,
Like David’s harp of solemn sound.

2. Then shall I share a glorious part,
When grace hath well refined my heart,
And fresh supplies of joy are shed,
Like holy oil, to cheer my head.

3. Then shall I see, and hear, and know
All I desired and wished below;
And ev’ry pow’r find sweet employ,
In that eternal world of joy.

Text Information
First Line: Sweet is the day of sacred rest
Title: Devotion
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Publication Date: 1991
Meter: L. M.
Tune Information
Composer: Alexander Johnson (1818)
Meter: L. M.
Key: C Major

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