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Hail, happy day, thou day of holy rest

Hail, happy day, thou day of holy rest

Author: Simon Browne
Published in 51 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Hail, happy day! thou day of holy rest;
What heavenly peace and transport fill our breast
When Christ, the Lord of grace, in love descends,
And kindly holds communion with his friends!

2 Let earth and all its vanities be gone,
Move from my sight, and leave my soul alone;
Its flattering, fading glories I despise,
And to immortal beauties turn my eyes.

3 Fain would I mount, and penetrate the skies,
And on my Saviour's glories fix my eyes:
O meet my rising soul, thou God of love,
And waft it to the blissful realms above!

4 O Son of God, exalted on thy throne,
Impart that grace which comes from thee alone:
Thou, by whose love our light and peace are given,
Bring us, dear Saviour, to thyself and heaven.


Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #250

Author: Simon Browne

Simon Browne was born at Shepton Mallet, Somersetshire, about 1680. He began to preach as an "Independent" before he was twenty years of age, and was soon after settled at Portsmouth. In 1716, he became pastor in London. In 1723, he met with some misfortunes, which preyed upon his mind, and produced that singular case of monomania, recorded in the text-books of Mental Philosophy; he thought that God had "annihilated in him the thinking substance, and utterly divested him of consciousness." "Notwithstanding," says Toplady, "instead of having no soul, he wrote, reasoned, and prayed as if he had two." He died in 1732. His publications number twenty-three, of which some are still in repute. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hail, happy day, thou day of holy rest
Author: Simon Browne
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Hail, happy day! the [thou] day of holy rest. S. Browne. [Sunday.] First published in his Hymns & Spiritual Songs, &c, 1720, Bk. iii. No. 1, in 9 stanzas of 4 line, and headed, "For the Lord's Day," It is in several modern American collections, altered and abbreviated, as in the Songs for the Sanctuary, 1865, No. 71, where it reads, "Happy day! thou day of holy rest." The stanzas chosen are i., ii. and iv.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 51 of 51)
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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #385

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #87

A Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Sunday School #d74

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #18

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #48

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Better Than Pearls #197

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d291

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Carmina Sacra #233a

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d371

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Church Psalmody #H443

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Church Psalmody #443

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David's Harp #231

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Echo to Happy Voices #70

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Hymns and Tunes #103

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #103

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d367

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Laudes Domini #70

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #443

Melodies of the Church #d350

Prayers for the Use of Families with a Selection of Hymns #d49

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Sacred Poetry #194

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b71

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #71

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Songs for the Sanctuary #71

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Songs for the Sanctuary #71

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Songs for the Sanctuary #71

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #71

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #71

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #49

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #36.49

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The Baptist Hymn Book #49

The Boston One-Line Psalmist #d63

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The Choir #294a

The Christian Minstrel #d85

The Christian Minstrel #d101

The Church Hymnal #464

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d287

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The Master's Praise #27

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The New Laudes Domini #6

The New Village Harmony #d36

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The Psalmist #42

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The Psalmist #42

The Psaltery #d91

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #250

The Sunday School Choir and Superintendent's Assistant #d50

The Temple Harp #d112

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The Vestry Singing Book #80

The Victory #d122

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The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #539

Virginia Selection of Psalms #d157

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