The Sabbath Day

Representative Text

1 Peaceful the morning, quiet the day,
Now are the world's cares folded away,
Hushed into stillness now is the air,
Welcome the Sabbath fair.

Hark and hear the pleasant Sabbath bells;
Far and near the sounding echo swells;
Sweetly to all their tones seem to say,
This is the Sabbath day.

2 Sweet are the song that here we shall sing;
Tender the spirits hither we bring,
Dear are the lessons oft we have heard,
Lord, from thy holy word. [Chorus]

3 Gather the children, lead them along;
Bring them to join in service of song,
And through the lessons here may they learn
Unto the Lord to turn. [Chorus]

4 And when we join in service of prayer,
May we, our Father, know thou art there;
Dear gentle Shepherd, thy flock are we;
Gather us now to Thee! [Chorus]

Source: Minnetonka Songs: for Sabbath Schools, compiled especially for the Minnetonka Sabbath-School Assembly #96

Author: M. B. C. Slade

Mary Bridges Canady Slade USA 1826-1882. Born in Fall River, MA, she was well-educated and became a minister's wife, teacher, and poet. She was assistant editor of The New England Journal of Education. She also authored hymns, Sunday school materials and books on education, primarily used for training teachers. She authored a children's magazine, “Wide-awake”. She and her husband were active in the underground railroad (helping slaves achieve their freedom). She spent her whole life living in the same town. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Peaceful the morning, quiet the day
Title: The Sabbath Day
Author: M. B. C. Slade
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hark and hear the pleasant Sabbath bells
Copyright: Public Domain



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