Scripture Verse

Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. Exodus 20:10


Words & Mu­sic: Phi­lip P. Bliss, in The Prize, by George F. Root (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1870), num­ber 26 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Philip P. Bliss (1838–1876)


Hail hap­py morn­ing, hail, ho­ly day,
Calling from earth­ly la­bors away,
Sweet words of wis­dom, glad songs of joy,
Now be our best employ.


Sing once more the hap­py, hap­py song,
While the gold­en mo­ments roll along,
Come to the tem­ple, come, come away,
Hallow the Sab­bath day.

Emblem of Hea­ven, sweet day of rest,
In thy re­mem­brance, may we be blessed.
So may our songs and lives ev­er say,
Hallow the Sab­bath day.


Rest from our la­bors, rest from our cares,
Rest in our prais­es, rest in our pray­ers,
So the com­mand­ment would we ob­ey,
Hallow the Sab­bath day.