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Upon the Sixth Day of the Week

Upon the sixth day of the week

Author: Christopher Wordsworth (1862)
Tune: KENT (Stanley)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. Upon the sixth day of the week
The first man had his birth,
In God’s own image bright and pure
Created from the earth.

2. Upon the sixth day of the week
The second Adam died,
And by the second Adam’s death
Man was revivified.

3. Upon the seventh day of the week
God from His works did rest,
And on that holy Sabbath day
The works of God were blessed.

4. Upon the seventh day of the week
Christ in the grave did rest,
The grave is now a holy place;
A Sabbath for the blest.

5. By tasting the forbidden tree
Man fell in Paradise;
Upon the tree Christ tasted death,
And by His death we rise.

6. Christ in a garden buried lay,
Which spring-flowers did adorn;
And there our Resurrection bloomed
On the bright Easter morn.

7. The grave itself a garden is,
Where loveliest flowers abound,
For Christ our amaranthine Life
Sprang from the holy ground.

8. He by the Spirit once was born
Pure from the virgin’s womb,
And by the Spirit once again,
Born from the virgin tomb.

9. Oh give us grace to die to sin,
That we, O Lord, may have
A holy, happy rest with Thee,
A Sabbath in the grave.

10. O may we buried be with Thee,
And with Thee, Lord, arise
To an eternal Easter-day
Of glory in the skies!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7040

Author: Christopher Wordsworth

Christopher Wordsworth--nephew of the great lake-poet, William Wordsworth--was born in 1807. He was educated at Winchester, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A., with high honours, in 1830; M.A. in 1833; D.D. in 1839. He was elected Fellow of his College in 1830, and public orator of the University in 1836; received Priest's Orders in 1835; head master of Harrow School in 1836; Canon of Westminster Abbey in 1844; Hulsean Lecturer at Cambridge in 1847-48; Vicar of Stanford-in-the-Vale, Berks, in 1850; Archdeacon of Westminster, in 1865; Bishop of Lincoln, in 1868. His writings are numerous, and some of them very valuable. Most of his works are in prose. His "Holy Year; or, Hymns for Sundays, Holidays, and other occ… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Upon the sixth day of the week
Title: Upon the Sixth Day of the Week
Author: Christopher Wordsworth (1862)
Source: The Holy Year, 1862
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #7040
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