The Lord of Sabbath let us praiseAuthor: Samuel Wesley
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1 The Lord of Sabbath let us praise,
In concert with the blest,
Who, joyful in harmonious lays,
Employ an endless rest.
2 Thus, Lord, while we remember thee,
We blest and pious grow,
By hymns of praise we learn to be
Triumphant here below.
3 On this glad day a brighter scene
Of glory was display'd
By God th' eternal Word, than when
This universe was made.
4. He rises, who mankind has bought
With grief and pain extreme;
’Twas great to speak the world from nought,
’Twas greater to redeem!
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The Lord of Sabbath let us praise. S. Wesley, junr. [Sunday.] Appeared in his Poems on Several Occasions, 1736, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines; again in J. Wesley's Collection of Psalms & Hymns, 1741; and again in Nicholl's reprint of the Poems, &c, 1862, p. 364. It was included in the Church of England collections at an early date; and is found in its original form in several modern collections, including the 1875 edition of the Wesleyan Hymn Book, No. 950. In some hymn-books, as Mercer and others, it is given as "Lord of the Sabbath, Thee we praise." The well-known couplet:—
'Twas great to speak a world from nought;
'Twas greater to redeem:"
concludes this hymn.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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