The Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.@Exodus 20:11
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Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Fanny Crosby, in Christian Endeavor Hymns, edited by Ira D. Sankey (New York/Boston, Massachusetts: Biglow & Main, 1894), number 99.

Kayseri Darius E. Jones, in The New Carmina Sacra, edited by Lowell Mason (Boston, Massachusetts: Wilkins, Carter & Company, 1850), page 377 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Blessèd day, when pure devotions
Rise to God on wings of love;
When we catch the distant music
Of the angel choirs above.

Blessèd day, when bells are calling
Weary souls from earthly care;
And we come with hearts uplifted,
To the holy place of prayer.

Blessèd day, so calm and restful,
Bringing joy and peace to all;
Linger yet in tranquil beauty,
Ere the shades of evening fall.

Blessèd day, thy light is fading,
One by one its beams depart;
May their calm and sweet reflection
Still abide in every heart.