Lord's Day Morning

Today God bids the faithful rest

Author: John Cennick
Published in 13 hymnals

Representative Text

1 To Day God bids the Faithful rest,
To Day he show'rs his Grace;
"Seek ye my Face," the Lord hath said,
Lord, we will seek thy Face.

2 Come, let us leave the Things on Earth,
With God's Assembly join;
Lo! Heav'n descends to welcome Man,
To taste the Things divine!

3 We come, dear Saviour, lo! we come,
Lord of our Life and soul;
We come diseas'd, and faint, and sick,
Be pleas'd to make us whole.

4 We thirst, and fly to thee, O Lord,
Thou Fountain-Head of Good;
Filthy we come, and all Unclean,
O cleanse us in thy Blood.

5 O may we please our God to day,
May that be all our Care!
Give, Lord, thy Grace, lest evil Thoughts
Should mingle in our Pray'r.

6 Amid th' Assembly of thy Saints,
Let us be faithful found;
And let us join in humble Pray'r,
And in thy Praise abound.

7 Let thy good Spirit help our souls,
With Faith thy Word to hear;
Be with us in thy Temple, Lord,
And let us find the near.

Source: The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (1st Ed.) #CCXCIX

Author: John Cennick

John Cennick was born at Reading, Berkshire, in the year 1717. He became acquainted with Wesley and Whitefield, and preached in the Methodist connection. On the separation of Wesley and Whitefield he joined the latter. In 1745, he attached himself to the Moravians, and made a tour in Germany to fully acquaint himself with the Moravian doctrines. He afterwards ministered in Dublin, and in the north of Ireland. He died in London, in 1755, and was buried in the Moravian Cemetery, Chelsea. He was the author of many hymns, some of which are to be found in every collection. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Today God bids the faithful rest
Title: Lord's Day Morning
Author: John Cennick
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

A Choice Selection of Hymns. 2nd ed. #d204

A Choice Selection of Hymns. 6th ed. #d257

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A Liturgy and Hymns for Church Sunday Schools #3

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #236

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #CCXXXVI

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #236

Bible School Echoes, and Sacred Hymns #d178

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Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns #299

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The Brethren Hymnal #97

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The Christian's Duty #CCXCIX

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The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns #CCXCIX

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