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SABBATH EVENING




Millions within thy courts have met,
Millions, this day, before thee bowed;
Their faces Zion-ward were set,
Vows with their lips to thee they vowed.


People of many a tribe and tongue,
Men of strange colours, climates, lands,
Have heard thy truth, thy glory sung,
And offered prayer with holy hands.


Soon as the light of morning broke
O’er island, continent, or deep,
Thy far-spread family awoke,
Sabbath, all round the world to keep.


From east to west, the sun surveyed,
From north to south, adoring throngs;
And still, when evening stretched her shade,
The stars came out to hear their songs.


Not angel-trumpets sound more clear;
Not elders’ harps, nor seraphs’ lays,
Yield sweeter music to thine ear,
Than humble prayer and thankful praise.


And not a prayer a tear, a sigh,
Hath failed this day some suit to gain;
To those in trouble, thou wert nigh:
Not one hath sought thy face in vain.


Thy poor were bountifully fed,
Thy chastened sons have kissed the rod,
Thy mourners have been comforted,
The pure in heart have seen their God.


Yet one prayer more!—and be it one,
In which both heaven and earth accord:
Fulfill thy promise to thy Son;
Let all that breathe call Jesus LORD!

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs: Ps 35:18; Jer 50:5; Phil 2:9-10;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1869# 53
      1866# 74
      MUSIC
      Name: WARRINGTON
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1784
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 8 8 D (D.L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
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