Scripture Verse

Learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. Matthew 11:29

Introduction

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Mary E. H. Kail
1831–1890

Words: Ma­ry E. H. Kail, in The In­ter­na­tion­al Les­son Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by Da­vid C. Cook (Chi­cago, Il­li­nois: Da­vid C. Cook Pub­lish­ing, 1878), num­ber 4.

Music: Is­fa­han Dan­i­el F. Hodg­es (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

We gather in the Sabbath school,
Upon this blessèd day,
We meet together here in love,
To read and sing and pray,
And while to bless the Savior’s name,
Our tuneful voices raise,
We know the heav’nly courts above
Re-echo with His praise.

Refrain

We gather in the Sabbath school
To learn the holy way
That leads from sorrow and from sin,
Up to the gates of day.

We love to sing of Him who died,
To save the world from sin,
And opened wide the golden gates,
That we may enter in;
And all He asks of us to do,
His blessing to receive,
Is just to learn His holy will,
To trust Him and believe.

Refrain

And as we grow in strength of years,
And labor for the right,
We pray that all our work may meet
With favor in His sight,
And in the blessèd book we read
The glorious kingdom giv’n,
Is like unto a little child,
Our resting place in Heav’n.

Refrain