He rested on the seventh day.@Genesis 2:2
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Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

Isaac Watts, Hymns and Spiritual Songs 1707.

Lisbon Daniel Read, 1785 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Daniel Read (1757-1836)

Welcome, sweet day of rest,
That saw the Lord arise;
Welcome to this reviving breast,
And these rejoicing eyes!

The King Himself comes near,
And feasts His saints today;
Here we may sit, and see Him here,
And love, and praise, and pray.

One day in such a place,
Where my dear God hath been,
Is sweeter than ten thousand days
Of pleasurable sin.

My willing soul would stay
In such a frame as this,
And sit and sing herself away
To everlasting bliss.