Jehovah's Rest

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1 Holy day! Jehovah's rest!
Of creation's week the best;
Last of all the chosen seven,
Blest of God, to man 'twas given.

2 First his six day's work was done,
Then the Sabbath hour begun;
Thus he blessed the seventh day,
Thus in resting we obey.

3 While we praise our Maker's name,
We his faithful promise claim;
Meet with us, dear Lord, we pray,
Thine are we, and thine this day.

4 Let thy Spirit on us shine,
Help us keep thy law divine;
Day by day so shall we be
Shining lights, O Lord, for thee.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #242

Author: F. E. Belden

Belden was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1858. He began writing music in his late teenage years after moving to California with his family. For health reasons he later moved to Colorado. He returned to Battle Creek with his wife in the early 1880s, and there he became involved in Adventist Church publishing. F. E. Belden wrote many hymn tunes, gospel songs, and related texts in the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Belden was able to rapidly write both music and poetry together which enabled him to write a song to fit a sermon while it was still being delivered. He also wrote songs for evang­el­ist Bil­ly Sun­day. Though Belden’s later years were marred by misunderstandings with the church leadership over his royal… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Holy day, Jehovah's rest
Title: Jehovah's Rest
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d420

The Church Hymnal #654

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