The day of rest once more comes round

The day of rest once more comes round

Author: Thomas Kelly
Published in 17 hymnals

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1 The day of rest once more comes round,
A day to all believers dear:
The silver trumpets seem to sound,
That call the tribes of Israel near;
Ye people all, obey the call,
And in Jehovah’s courts appear.

2 Obedient to Thy summons, Lord,
We to Thy sanctuary come;
Thy gracious presence here afford,
And send Thy people joyful home;
Of Thee our king O may we sing;
And none with such a theme be dumb!

3 O hasten, Lord, the day when those
Who know Thee here shall see Thy face;
When suffering shall for ever close,
And they shall reach their destined place;
Then shall they shall rest, supremely blest,
Eternal debtors to Thy grace.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10462

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

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First Line: The day of rest once more comes round
Author: Thomas Kelly



The Cyber Hymnal #10462
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Instances (1 - 17 of 17)
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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #6

Annotations upon Popular Hymns #15

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d839

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #993

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1017

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Laudes Domini #15

Lutheran Sunday School Hymnal. 9th ed. #d184

Sunday School Hymnal #d390

The Book of Praise #d330

The Canadian Baptist Hymnal for the use of Churches and Families #d593

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d836


The Cyber Hymnal #10462

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The New Laudes Domini #22

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d833

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d530

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #222

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