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The Sabbath Day Improved

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1 This day the Lord has called his own;
O, let us, then, his praise declare!
Fix our desires on him alone,
And seek his face with fervent prayer.

2 Lord, in thy love we would rejoice,
Which bids the burdened soul be free;
And with united heart and voice,
Devote these sacred hours to thee.

3 Now let the world's delusive things
No more our groveling thoughts employ,
But faith be taught to stretch her wings
In search of heaven's unfading joy.

4 O, let these earthly Sabbaths, Lord,
Be to our lasting welfare blessed!
The purest comfort here afford,
And fit us for eternal rest.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #225

Author: William Hiley Bathurst

Bathurst, William Hiley , M.A., son of the Rt. Hon. Charles Bragge (afterwards Bathurst) some time M.P. for Bristol, born at Clevedale, near Bristol, Aug. 28, 1796, and educated at Winchester, and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1818. From 1820 to 1852 he held the Rectory of Barwick-in-Elmet, near Leeds. Resigning the Rectory in the latter year, through his inability to reconcile his doctrinal views with the Book of Common Prayer, he retired into private life, and died at Lydney Park, Gloucestershire, Nov. 25, 1877. His works include, The Georgics of Virgil: Translated by W. H. B., 1849; Metrical Musings; or, Thoughts on Sacred Subjects in Verse, 1849; and Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Use, 1831 (2nd ed. 1842). This last… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: This day the Lord hath called his own
Title: The Sabbath Day Improved
Author: William Hiley Bathurst
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in America #240

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d522

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #392

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #558

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Church Psalmist #501

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Church Psalmist #501

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Church Psalmist #501

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Church Psalmody #321

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d722

Family and Social Melodies #d345

General Baptist Hymn Book #d471

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #172

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #172

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Hymns and Tunes #79

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #41

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #41

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #69

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d486

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #240

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1120

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New Hymn and Tune book #89b

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New Hymn and Tune Book #89b

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Sacred Poetry #192

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Seamen's Hymns #501

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d602

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Social Psalmist #501

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d778

The American Hymn and Tune Book, Newly Revised and Especially Adapted to Vestry Use #d140

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes #27

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The Heart and Voice #144a

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The Psalmist #52

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The Psalmist #52

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #225

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The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #317

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The Tribute of Praise #317

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The Tribute of Praise #317

The Victory #d380

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The Voice of melody #15b

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