The Sabbath of the Lord

The Sabbath of the Lord, the Sabbath is our day

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 19 hymnals

Representative Text

The Sabbath of the Lord,
The Sabbath is our day,
For then we read and hear God's word,
We learn to praise and pray.

Ours is the Sunday school,
Its lessons may we prize,
And grow by every gospel rule
Unto salvation wise.

So all our lives below,
In Wisdom's pleasant ways,
The fruits of Sunday schools shalt show,
The bliss of Sabbath days.

Lord of the Sabbath, send
Prosperity and peace,
Till tasks and teaching here shall end,
Tongues fail, and knowledge cease.

Then heaven itself shall be
One Sunday school above;
An undisturb'd eternity
One Sabbath day of love.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

Author: James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Sabbath of the Lord, the Sabbath is our day
Title: The Sabbath of the Lord
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hallow my sabbaths



Instances (1 - 19 of 19)

A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Church of England Sunday Schools, Bible Classes ... New ed. #d267

Ethic Hymns and Scriptural Lessons for Children #d119

Hymns for Schools and Families #d464

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d420

Liturgy and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d158

Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d250


Sacred Poems and Hymns #351

Select Hymns #d433

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Select Hymns #451

Sunday School Hymn Book #d151

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Sunday-School Hymns #110

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The Child's Hymn Book #126

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The Musical Repository. #45a

The Sunday School Choir and Superintendent's Assistant #d114

The Union Singing Book #d113

The Union Singing Book #86

Union Hymns. Rev. #d376

Union Hymns. Rev. #d389

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