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THE HEAVENLY REST




Lord of the Sabbath, hear us pray,
In this thy house, on this thy day;
And own, as grateful sacrifice,
The songs which from thy churches rise.


Thine earthly Sabbaths, Lord, we love;
But there’s a nobler rest above;
To that our labouring souls aspire,
With ardent hope and strong desire.


No more fatigue, no more distress;
No guilt the conscience to oppress;
No groans to mingle with the songs
Resounding from immortal tongues.


No rude alarms of raging foes;
No cares to break the long repose;
No midnight shade, no clouded sun,
But sacred, high, eternal noon.


O long expected day, begin;
Dawn on these realms of woe and sin;
Fain would we leave this weary road,
And sleep in death, to rest with God.


---Alternative verses---


Lord of the Sabbath, hear our vows,
On this thy day, in this thy house;
And own, as grateful sacrifice,
The songs which from thy churches rise.


Thine earthly Sabbaths, Lord, we love;
But there’s a nobler rest above;
To that our longing souls aspire,
With earnest hope and strong desire.


No more fatigue, no more distress;
Nor sin nor death shall reach the place;
No groans to mingle with the songs
Which warble from immortal tongues.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1837
      Bible Refs: Ex 16:19; Mt 12:8;
      MUSIC
      Name: WAREHAM
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1738
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
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