Hail to the Sabbath dayAuthor: Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch
Published in 80 hymnals
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1 Hail to the Sabbath day!
The day divinely given,
When men to God their homage pay,
And earth draws near to heaven.
2 Lord, in this sacred hour,
Within thy courts we bend,
And bless thy love, and own thy power,
Our Father and our Friend.
3 But thou art not alone
In courts by mortals trod;
Nor only is the day thine own
When man draws near to God.
4 Thy temple is the arch
Of yon unmeasured sky;
Thy Sabbath, the stupendous march
Of grand eternity.
5 Lord, may that holier day
Dawn on thy servants' sight;
And purer worship may we pay
In heaven's unclouded light.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #533
Hail to the Sabbath day. Sunday. In the Contemplations, &c, p. 45. It is appended to Sect. xii. on the “Walk through the cornfields," and is in 5 stanzas of 4 lines. It is in extensive use both in Great Britain and America, and is the best known of this author's hymns. In many collections it begins with st. ii., " Lord, in Thy [this] sacred hour."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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