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The Happy Sabbath Day

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1 Welcome, welcome, holy Sabbath,
Happy day of joy and light;
In our Sabbath home we gather,
Hearts are gay, and faces bright.

Welcome, welcome, day of gladness,
When we meet to praise and pray;
Earth rejoices, happy voices
Greet the holy Sabbath day.

2 Chiming bells, repeat the message,
Christ is in his house today;
Come and meet him, come and meet him,
Hear what Jesus has to say. [Chorus]

3 Sing of Christ, our great Redeemer,
For today he left the dead;
Jesus lives and loves forever,
He is risen, as he said. [Chorus]

4 Gentle Jesus, bend to listen,
Make us like thee, pure and mild;
In thy love and tender mercy,
Hear and bless each waiting child. [Chorus]

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #9

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Welcome, welcome, holy Sabbath
Title: The Happy Sabbath Day
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Welcome, welcome day of gladness
Copyright: Public Domain



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Bible Study Songs #9

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The Sabbath School Pearl or the Sunday school Army singing Book #9

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