1 Lord, on Thy returning day
From common labor freed,
We are come to sing and pray
With felt returning need:
Come to seek our former rest,
Come to urge our old request.
2 Show us, Lord, the goal of life,
And give us heart to run;
Breathe the peace that follows strife,
Lest future work we shun:
Hearts that hasty time has grieved
Are by Sabbath calm are relieved.
3 We would sing as in the rays
Of mercy ever bright,
Which endureth, to Thy praise,
For ever Thy delight:
Sing for happiness we know,
Or that we may happy grow.
4 We would pray as those who stand
Their truest Friend beside,
Whom He takes as by the hand,
Unto their God to guide:
By His power, and for His sake,
Fully us Thy children make.
The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895
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|The Cyber Hymnal #3985||Lord, on Thy Returning Day||Lord, on Thy returning day||HOLY DAY (Gower)||Thomas T. Lynch||76.76.77||<cite>The Rivulet; a Contribution to Sacred Song</cite>, 1855|