Scripture Verse

The rest of the holy Sabbath. Exodus 16:23

Introduction

Words: George H. Bink­ley, in The Voice of Praise (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: James Ro­bi­son, 1873), num­ber 539.

Music: Mil­wau­kee (Pro­the­ro) Dan­i­el W. Pro­the­ro (1866–1934) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Bink­ley or Pro­the­ro (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

I thank Thee, Father, that I live
To see this day of Thine;
This day of rest, this day of peace,
Proclaims Thy love divine.

Today, I thank thee, most of all,
For Thy best gift of love;
The gift of Christ, whose saving grace
We all, today, may prove.

And when the evening shades of life
Bring slumber and repose,
Oh, may I see Thee face to face,
Where Sabbaths never close!