Scripture Verse

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


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,

Andrew L. Skoog (1856–1934)


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.