1 Safely through another week
God has brought us on our way;
let us now a blessing seek,
waiting in his courts today;
day of all the week the best,
emblem of eternal rest.
2 While we pray for pard'ning grace
through the dear Redeemer's name,
show thy reconciled face;
take away our sin and shame;
from our earthly cares set free,
may we rest this day in thee.
3 Here we come thy name to praise;
let us feel thy presence near;
may thy glory meet our eyes
while we in thy house appear;
here afford us, Lord, a taste
of our everlasting feast.
4 May thy gospel's joyful sound
conquer sinners, comfort saints;
may the fruits of grace abound,
bring relief for all complaints;
thus may all our Sabbaths prove,
'til we join the church above.
Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #152
|First Line:||Safely through another week|
|Title:||Safely Through Another Week|
|Author:||John Newton (1774)|
Safely through another week. I. Newton. [Saturday Evening.] Appeared in R. Conyers's Psalms & Hymns, 1774, No. 355, in 5 stanzas of 6 lines: and again in the Olney Hymn, 1779, Bk. ii., No. 40. It is found in a few modern collections; and sometimes in an abbreviated and altered form, as in Kennedy, 1863, &c.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)