Sweet is the work, O Lord

Sweet is the work, O Lord

Author: Harriet Auber
Published in 269 hymnals

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1 Sweet is the work, O Lord,
Thy glorious name to sing;
To praise and pray to hear thy word,
And grateful off'rings bring.

2 Sweet at the dawning light,
Thy boundless love to tell;
And when approach the shades of night,
Still on the theme to dwell.

3 Sweet on this day of rest,
To join in heart and voice,
With those who love and serve thee best,
And in thy name rejoice.

4 To songs of praise and joy
Be ev'ry Sabbath given,
That such may be our blest employ
Eternally in heaven.

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #41

Author: Harriet Auber

Auber, Harriet, daughter of Mr. James Auber, b. in London, Oct. 4, 1773. During the greater part of her quiet and secluded life she resided at Broxbourne and Hoddesdon, Herts, and died at the latter place on the 20th Jan., 1862. Miss Auber wrote devotional and other poetry, but only a portion of the former was published in her Spirit of the Psalms, in 1829. This collection is mainly her work, and from it some useful versions of the Psalms have been taken and included in modern hymn-books, about 20 appearing in Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866. Miss Auber's name is widely known, but it is principally through her exquisite lyric, "Our blest Redeemer, ere He breathed," and the Epiphany hymn, "Bright was the guiding star that led." (For criti… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sweet is the work, O Lord
Author: Harriet Auber
Source: Spirit of the Psalms
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Baptist Hymnal #45


The Cyber Hymnal #6408

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