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36a. O God, You Made the Sabbath Day

O God, you made the Sabbath day,
Your gift, your law, your healing way.
You also made, within each heart
A longing for this day apart.

You gave your children, long-oppressed,
Your freeing gift of Sabbath rest.
You give us Sabbath freedom, too:
Our lives are more than work we do!

Life’s sacred rhythm seems long gone;
The world, unblinking, carries on.
Your Spirit calls us! Slow our pace
That we may hear your word of grace.

Christ Jesus lives! He makes us new!
On Sundays now, we worship you.
With hearts uplifted, joy restored,
Your church goes out to serve you, Lord.

Text Information
First Line: O God, you made the Sabbath day
Title: O God, You Made the Sabbath Day
Original Language: English
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (2000)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Church Year; Sunday/Sabbath
Copyright: Copyright © 2000 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved
Tune Information
Name: TALLIS' CANON
Composer: Thomas Tallis
Meter: LM
Key: G Major
Source: Parker's Whole Psalter



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