Scripture Verse

The seventh day is the sabbath of rest, a holy convocation. Leviticus 23:3

Introduction

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William W. How
(1823–1897)
© National Portrait Gallery

Words: William H. How, Psalms and Hymns, en­larged, 1864.

Music: Sey­mour, from the op­e­ra Ob­er­on, by Carl M. von We­ber, 1826. Hen­ry W. Great­or­ex pub­lished it as a hymn tune in 1851 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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Carl M. von Weber
(1786–1826)

Lyrics

Lord, this day Thy children meet
In Thy house, with willing feet;
Unto Thee this day they raise
Grateful hearts in hymns of praise.

Not alone the day of rest
With Thy worship shall be blest;
In our pleasure and our glee,
Lord, we would remember Thee.