1 Sacred day, forever blest!
Day of all our days the best!
Welcome hours of praise and prayer,
Free from toil, fatigue, and care!
2 Happy, truly happy, Lord,
Those who hear and read thy word!
Happy those who dwell with thee!
Who thy grace and glory see.
3 We once more have heard thy voice,
Lord, in thee our souls rejoice;
Borne by faith to worlds on high,
Called to reign above the sky.
4 Though this day of rest we close,
Still in thee our hearts repose;
Guide and guard us all our days:
Oh, may all our lives be praise!
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #534