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Sweetly dawns the Sabbath morning

Sweetly dawns the Sabbath morning

Author: T. Bowman Stephenson
Tune: [Sweetly dawns the Sabbath morning]
Published in 6 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

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1. Sweetly dawns the Sabbath morning
On the world, so full of care;
Bidding man forget his labor,
Calling to the house of prayer.
O sweet and strong, His saints among,
We sing to God our Sabbath song,
Our Sabbath song, our Sabbath song,
We raise to Christ our Sabbath song.

2. ’Tis the day when man’s Redeemer
Rose triumphant o’er the grave;
Sealing thus His work completed,
Telling thus His power to save.
Then loud and long, to Christ so strong
To save the lost, we raise our song,
Our Sabbath song, our Sabbath song,
We raise to Christ our Sabbath song.

3. ’Tis the day whose rest and gladness
Show what all my life should be;
Yielding all by faith to Jesus,
Finding Jesus all in me.
O how I long, in Christ made strong,
To sing each day faith’s Sabbath song,
Faith’s Sabbath song, faith’s Sabbath song,
I’d sing each day faith’s Sabbath song.

4. ’Tis the day whose calm, so holy
Shadows forth the better rest,
Where the crownèd saints are singing
With their Lord, supremely blest.
’Twill not be long, till ’mid that throng,
We sing th’eternal Sabbath song,
Heav’n’s Sabbath song, Heav’n’s Sabbath song,
We’ll sing th’eternal Sabbath song.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6416

Author: T. Bowman Stephenson

Stephenson, Thomas Bowman, D.D., LL.D., son of the Rev. John Stephenson, was born at Newcastle on Dec. 22, 1839, and educated at Wesley College, Sheffield, subsequently graduating at the University of London. In 1860 he entered the Wesleyan Ministry, and has since laboured in Norwich, Manchester, Bolton, and London. The great work of his life has been the establishment and maintenance of The Children's Home at Victoria Park, London, and its branches at Bolton, Birmingham, and the Isle of Man, and in Canada. Dr. Stephenson has written for Magazines and Reviews, and published a small work on Sisterhoods, and a Memorial Sketch of the late James Barlow. He has written several hymns, of which the following are most widely known:— 1. Fading l… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sweetly dawns the Sabbath morning
Author: T. Bowman Stephenson



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