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The dawn of God's dear Sabbath

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1 The dawn of God's dear Sabbath
Breaks o'er the earth again,
As some sweet summer morning
After a night of pain;
It comes as cooling showers
To some exhausted land,
As shade of cluster'd palm trees
'Mid weary wastes of sand.

2 Lord, we would bring for off'ring,
Tho' marr'd with earthly soil,
A week of earnest labor,
Of steady, faithful toil,
Fair fruits of self-denial,
Of strong, deep love to Thee,
Foster'd by Thine own Spirit,
In true humility.

3 And we would bring our burden
Of sinful tho't and deed,
In Thy pure presence kneeling,
From bondage to be freed,
Our heart's most bitter sorrow
For all Thy work undone
So many talents wanted!
So few bright laurels won!

4 And with that sorrow mingling,
A steadfast faith, and sure,
And love so deep and fervent,
For Thee to make it pure,
In Thy dear presence finding
The pardon that we need,
And then the peace so lasting
Celestial peace indeed. Amen.



Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #385

Author: Ada Cambridge

Cross, Ada, née Cambridge, daughter of Henry Cambridge, born at St. Germaine, Norfolk, Nov. 21, 1844, and married, in 1869, to George Frederick Cross, who, in 1870, took Holy Orders as a curate in England, and subsequently, after holding various curacies in Australia, became, in 1877, Incumbent of Coleraine, in the diocese of Ballarat. Her works include Hymns on the Holy Communion, 1866; Hymns on the Litany, 1865, &c.; and she has also contributed to Lays of the Pious Minstrels, 1862; English Lyrics, &c.; and published a prose story, "The Two Surplices,” 1865, and tales in various magazines. Her hymns have attained to some popularity, and are characterized by great sweetness and purity of rhythm, combined with naturalness and simplicity.… Go to person page >

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First Line: The dawn of God's dear Sabbath
Author: Ada Cambridge
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D

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