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Once more we keep the sacred day

Once more we keep the sacred day

Published in 35 hymnals

Representative Text

[Boys]
1 Once more we keep the sacred day
That saw the Saviour rise;
Once more we tune our infant song
To him that rules the skies.

[Girls]
2 What numbers vainly spend these hours,
That are to Jesus due!
Children and parents, how they live!
And how they perish too!

[Boys]
3 But we, a happier few, are taught
The ways of heavenly truth;
We hail one more the plan of love
That pities wand'ring youth

[Girls]
4 Our foolish hearts are prone to err;
Too oft we find it so;
O may the God of grace forgive,
And better hearts bestow.

[Boys]
5 Teach us the way, while here we learn
To read thy holy word;
Bless all the kind instruction giv'n,
And make us thine, O Lord.

[Both]
6 Praise to our God, and thanks to those
Who thus our souls befriend;
While the rich benefit we reap,
On them thy blessing send.



Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #670

Text Information

First Line: Once more we keep the sacred day
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 35 of 35)

A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d476

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #d47

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, for the use of Sunday Schools #36

Hymn Book for Sunday Schools #d69

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #670

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d337

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Hymns, Selected and Original #670

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Hymns #670

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Hymns #670

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Hymns #670

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Hymns #670

Liturgy and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d120

Sabbath School Psalmody #d35

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Sabbath School Songs #43a

Sunday School Hymn Book #d115

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Sunday School Hymn Book. (19th ed) #66

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Sunday-School Hymns #113

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #101

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #347

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The American Sabbath School Singing Book #142

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d304

The Christian Psalmist #d535

The New England Sunday School Hymn Book #d112

The New Village Harmony #d90

The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d193

The Sabbath Chimes #d206

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The Sabbath School Harp #H81

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The Sabbath School Harp #S43a

The Sabbath School Hymn Book #d208

Union Hymns. Rev. #d301

Union Hymns. Rev. #d307

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