Scripture Verse

The sabbath of rest, a holy convocation. Leviticus 23:3


Charles H. Gabriel

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Gems of Song, ed­it­ed by Ira D. San­key & Hu­bert P. Main (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1901), num­ber 23.

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

Fanny Crosby


Holy Sabbath, day of rest;
By our great Redeemer blest;
When in majesty He rose,
More than conqueror o’er His foes.


Softly now we hear Him say,
Turn from earthly toil away;
Let your prayers to Heaven ascend;
I will keep you to the end.

Day of worship, hallowed hour,
May the Spirit’s quickening power
Give us grace and strength anew,
While our journey we pursue.


Holy Sabbath, may thy light,
Pure and holy, calm and bright,
Lift our hearts to God above,
Spring of joy, of life, of love.