1 Sweet is the sunlight after rain,
And sweet the sleep which follows pain;
And sweetly steals the Sabbath rest
Upon the world's work-wearied breast.
2 Of heaven the sign, of earth the calm;
The poor man's birthright and his balm;
God's witness of celestial things;
A sun with healing in its wings.
3 New rising in this gospel time,
And in its sevenfold light sublime,
Blest day of God! we hail its dawn,
To gratitude and worship drawn.
4 O nought of gloom and nought of pride
Should with the sacred hours abide;
At work for God, in loved employ,
We lose the duty in the joy.
5 Breathe on us, Lord! our sins forgive,
And make us strong in faith to live;
Our utmost, sorest need supply,
And make us strong in faith to die.
Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #249
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|The Cyber Hymnal #6425||Sweet Is the Sunlight After Rain||Sweet is the sunlight after rain||ARIZONA||W. Morley Punshon||LM||<cite>Sabbath Chimes</cite> 1867|