Scripture Verse

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Exodus 20:8

Introduction

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Joel Blomqvist
1840–1930

Words: Jo­el Blom­qvist, 1877 (Sab­bats­dag, hur skön du är). Trans­lat­ed from Swe­dish to Eng­lish by An­drew L. Skoog (1856–1934).

Music: Sab­bats­dag Jo­el Blom­qvist, 1877 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Blom­qvist or Skoog, would you ?

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Andrew L. Skoog
1856–1934

Lyrics

Sabbath day of rest and cheer!
Day divine, to me so dear!
Come, O come to old and young,
Gath’ring all for prayer and song.

Now the week of toil is o’er,
And in peace we sit once more
At our Father’s ample board,
Listening to His gracious Word.

Lord, our God, we seek Thy face,
Bless us with Thy saving grace;
May Thy heralds everywhere
Clear Thy Gospel truth declare.

Let Thy mighty Word hold sway
Over men on earth today;
Our poor souls, good Shepherd, feed,
Into pastures green us lead.

May, O Lord, the day be near,
When we pass from trials here
Into Thine eternal rest,
In the mansions of the blest.