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The dawn of God's dear Sabbath

The dawn of Godís dear Sabbath
Breaks oíer the earth again,
As some sweet summer morning
After a night of pain;
It comes as cooling showers
To some exhausted land,
As shade of clustered palm trees
íMid weary wastes of sand.

Lord, we would bring for offering
Though marred with earthly soil,
Our week of earnest labor,
Of useful daily toil;
Fair fruits of self denial,
Of strong, deep love to Thee,
Fostered by Thine own Spirit
In our humility.

And, we would bring our burden
Of sinful thought and deed,
In Thy pure presence kneeling,
From bondage to be freed;
Our heartís most bitter sorrow
For all Thy work undone;
So many talents wasted!
So few bright laurels won!

And with that sorrow mingling,
A steadfast faith, and sure,
And love so deep and fervent,
That tries to make it pure;
In His dear presence finding
The pardon that we need;
And then the peace so lasting,
Celestial peace indeed!

So be it, Lord, forever;
O may we evermore
In Jesusís holy presence
His blessŤd Name adore,
Upon His peaceful Sabbath,
Within His temple wallsó
Type of the stainless worship
In Zionís golden halls.

O day, when earthly sorrow
Is merged in heavenly joy,
And trial changed to blessing
That foes may not destroy;
When want is turned to fulness,
And weariness to rest;
And pain to wondrous rapture,
Upon the Saviourís breast.

So that in joy and gladness
We reach that home at last,
When lifeís short week of sorrow,
And sin, and strife is past;
When angel hands have gathered
The fair ripe fruit for Thee,
O Father, Lord, Redeemer,
Most Holy Trinity.

marker 99
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
      Dates: 1866
      Bible Refs: Ex 16:26; Mk 16:2;
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      # 273
      Name: DAWN
      Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 273E
        Name meter
        7 6 7 6 D
        7 6 7 6 D

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