How sweet is the Sabbath to me

How sweet is the Sabbath to me

Published in 46 hymnals

Representative Text

1 How sweet is the Sabbath, the morning of rest,
The day of the week which I surely love best,
The morning my Saviour arose from the tomb,
And took from the grave all its terror and gloom.

2 Oh, let me be thoughtful and prayerful today,
And not spend a minute in trifling or play,
Remembering these seasons were graciously given
To teach me to seek and prepare me for heaven.

3 In the house of my God, in his presence and fear,
When I worship to-day, may it all be sincere!
In the school when I learn, may I do it with care,
And be grateful to those who watch over me there!

4 Instruct me, my Saviour: a child though I be,
I am not too young to be noticed by thee;
Renew all my heart, keep me firm in thy ways:
I would love thee, and serve thee, and give thee the praise.

Source: The New Sabbath School Hosanna: enlarged and improved: a choice collection of popular hymns and tunes, original and selected: for the Sunday school and the family circle... #144a

Text Information

First Line: How sweet is the Sabbath to me
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The tune most commonly known as CONTRAST is a German folk tune. In American shape-note tradition the tune is known as GREEN FIELDS or GREENFIELDS. J. S. Bach quoted it in his "Peasant Cantata," but he did not compose it. It has also been misattributed to Maria DeFleury and to Lewis Edson. Edson wrot…

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ST. MICHAEL'S is an anonymous tune first published by William Gawler (b. Lambeth, London, England, 1750; d. London, 1809) in 1789 in his London collection Hymns and Psalms Used at the Asylum for Female Orphans (1785-1789). Gawler was organist at the Asylum of Refuge for French Orphans in Lambeth, th…

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Instances (1 - 46 of 46)
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A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #13

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A Select Verse System for the Use of Individuals, Families, and Schools #75

American Sunday School Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #a142

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American Sunday School Hymn Book. New ed. #aa142

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Anniversary and Sabbath School Hymns #73

Anniversary Hymns #d34

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Bible School Hymns and Sacred Songs for Sunday Schools and Other Religious Services #42a

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Bradbury's Sabbath School Melodies, and Family Choir #122

Children's Praise #d52

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Early Blossoms #108b

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Fresh Leaves for the use of Sabbath Schools #120c

Gems of Praise for Sabbath Schools #d10

Happy Voices #d75

Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d95

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Juvenile Songs #88

Maynard's Selected Sabbath School Hymns. 4th ed. #d73

Musical Leaves for Sabbath Schools #d48

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Oberlin social & sabbath school hymn book #159

Oriola #d90

Oriola #d90

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Palmer's Sabbath School Songs #14c

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Precious Hymns #136

Sabbath School Choir #d35

Sabbath School Gems #d59

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Sabbath School Gems of Music and Poetry #26

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Selah #194b

Spring Blossoms #d35

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The American Sunday-School Hymn-Book #142

The Book of Worship #d198

The Canadian Warbler #d71

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The Child's Hymn Book #118

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The Eclectic Sabbath School Hymn Book #80

The Hymns of "Happy Voices" (without music) #d75

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The New Sabbath School Hosanna #144a

The Pearl #d39

The Sabbath Chimes #d114

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The Singing Book for Boys' and Girls' Meetings #104

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The Social and Sabbath School Hymn-Book. (5th ed.) #159

The Soldier's Hymn Book #d22

The Sunday School Choir and Superintendent's Assistant #d65

The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d156

The Voice of Praise #d95

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