Welcome the Sabbath, sweet day of rest

Welcome the Sabbath, sweet day of rest

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Welcome the Sabbath, sweet day of rest]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Welcome the Sabbath, sweet day of rest,
Day that our fathers hallowed and blest;
Bearing new mercies on its bright wings,
Hark, while a chorus heaven-ward rings;
Hark! Hark!

Father, we praise Thee, glad songs we raise Thee,
Bless Thee, confess Thee, Creator and Friend;
We worship before Thee, humbly adore Thee,
Be near us and hear us, as joyous notes ascend.

2 God’s day of blessing, holy and calm,
O’er weary spirit shedding its balm;
Day when His people meet for His praise,
In His own temple carols they raise;
Hark! Hark! [Refrain]

3 Thanks to our Father, who in His love,
Sent these sweet moments, gifts from above;
Till earthly Sabbaths yield to the day,
Fair and unending still will we say;
Hark! Hark! [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #109

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Welcome the Sabbath, sweet day of rest
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Father, we praise thee, glad songs we raise thee
Copyright: Public Domain



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Jubilate #109

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