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This is the day of rest, Our failing strength renew

This is the day of rest, Our failing strength renew

Author: John Ellerton
Tune: SCHUMANN (51567)
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 This is the day of rest;
Our failing strength renew;
On weary brain and troubled breast
Shed Thou Thy fresh’ning dew.

2 This is the day of peace;
Thy peace our spirits fill;
Bid Thou the blasts of discord cease,
The waves of strife be still.

3 This is the day of prayer;
Let earth to heav’n draw near;
Lift up our hearts to seek Thee there;
Come down to meet us here.

4 This is the best of days;
Send forth Thy quick’ning breath,
And wake dead souls to love and praise,
O Vanquisher of death!

Source: Gospel Melodies and Evangelistic Hymns #147

Author: John Ellerton

Ellerton, John, M.A., son of George Ellerton, was born in London, Dec. 16, 1826, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A. 1849; M.A. 1854). Taking Holy Orders he was successively Curate of Easebourne, Sussex, 1850; Brighton, and Lecturer of St. Peter's, Brighton, 1852; Vicar of Crewe Green, and Chaplain to Lord Crewe, 1860; Rector of Hinstock, 1872; of Barnes, 1876; and of White Roding, 1886. Mr. Ellerton's prose writings include The Holiest Manhood, 1882; Our Infirmities, 1883, &c. It is, however, as a hymnologist, editor, hymnwriter, and translator, that he is most widely known. As editor he published: Hymns for Schools and Bible Classes, Brighton, 1859. He was also co-editor with Bishop How and others of the Society for Promoting… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: This is the day of rest, Our failing strength renew
Author: John Ellerton

Tune

SCHUMANN (51567)

SCHUMANN is one of many hymn tunes arranged by Lowell Mason (PHH 96). He first published the arrangement in Cantica Laudis (1850), a collection he edited with George J. Webb (PHH 559). First called WHITE, the tune was marked "Arr. from Schumann" and was thus ascribed to the German composer Robert A.…

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Christ in Song #d583

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Christ in Song #421

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Gospel Melodies and Evangelistic Hymns #147

The Church Hymnal #461

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