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The Sabbath Day

How sweet the blessed Sabbath day

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [How sweet the blessed Sabbath day]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 How sweet the blessed Sabbath day,
The day of rest and gladness;
The day of peace, on which we may
Be free from care and sadness.

O Sabbath, thou art dear to me,
Blest day that God has given;
Fair shadow of eternity,
The earthly type of Heaven.

2 Of all the days thou art most dear,
Emblem of Heaven’s morning;
Thou com’st the weary heart to cheer,
With heav’nly grace adorning. [Refrain]

3 Love sits enthroned upon thy face,
A reflex of the giver;
While joy and praise fill every place,
And peace flows like a river. [Refrain]

4 Strength on this day while life shall last
For duty we are gaining;
We have, when Sabbaths here are past,
A heav’nly rest remaining. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #11

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How sweet the blessed Sabbath day
Title: The Sabbath Day
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O Sabbath, thou art dear to me
Copyright: Public Domain



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Consecrated Hymns #53

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Uplifted Voices #11

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