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Delightful day, best gift of heaven

Delightful day, best gift of heaven

Author: Roswell F. Cottrell
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Delightful day, best gift of heaven,
By man in Eden first possessed;
Jehovah's rest-day, kindly given
That all his creatures might be blessed.

2 Memorial of creation's King,
We welcome now thy glad return;
And while his praise we join to sing,
Our hearts with love and rapture burn.

3 We bless thy name, almighty Lord,
We love the keepsake thou hast given;
Our voices raise with one accord
In honor of the King of heaven.

4 All praise to Jesus, by whose blood
We are redeemed from sin and death;
Give glory to the Son of God,
Praise him all creatures that have breath.

5 By sin we are exposed to wrath;
He died for us, that he might draw
Our wandering feet to virtue's path,
Where we may keep God's holy law.

6 That law shall still be our delight,
The holy Sabbath is a part,
And when we gain that world so bright,
All flesh shall keep it with one heart.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #213

Author: Roswell F. Cottrell

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 17, 1814, Brookfield, New York. Died: March 22, 1892, Mill Grove, New York. Buried: West Ridgeway Cemetery, Me­di­na, New York. Cottrell was known as a writ­er, po­et and min­i­s­ter. A mem­ber of the Seventh-day Adventists, he served for a time on the ed­it­or­i­al com­mit­tee of The Re­view and Her­ald in Bat­tle Creek, Mi­chi­gan. As of 1857, he was liv­ing in Mill Grove, New York. Go to person page >

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First Line: Delightful day, best gift of heaven
Author: Roswell F. Cottrell
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #213

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