This day is holy to the Lord;
This day the Lord hath made;
We will rejoice with one accord
And in His Name be glad.
Come, let us worship and bow down,
With thanks appear before His throne;
He to our songs of praise and prayer
Will lend a gracious ear.
--Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (1969)
Foster, Frederick William, second son. of William Foster, was born at Bradford, Aug. 1, 1760, and educated at Fulneck, near Leeds, and at Barby in Prussian Saxony. Entering the Moravian Ministry he held several appointments until 1818, when he was consecrated a Bishop of the Moravian Church. He died at Ockbrook, near Derby, April 12, 1835. He compiled the Moravian Hymn Book of 1801, the Supplement of 1808, and the revised edition of 1826. His translations from the German, and his original hymns appeared in that collection. Two of his original hymns are in the Irish Church Hymnal, 1873; (1) "Lord, Who didst sanctify" 1808 (Holiness desired); and (2) "With thanks before the Lord appear," 1826 (Praise of the Saviour). [George Arthur… Go to person page >
Display Title: This Day Is Holy to the LordFirst Line: This day is holy to the LordTune Title: WORSHIPAuthor: Frederick William FosterMeter: 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. IambicScripture: Exodus 20:8; Psalm 118:22-24; Psalm 122; Isaiah 58:13-14; Matthew 12:8Date: 1995Subject: Service Music | ; Service music--Responses | ; Worship |