Scripture Verse

A holy day, a Sabbath of rest to the Lord. Exodus 35:2

Introduction

Words: An­on­y­mous.

Music: Pley­el’s Hymn Ig­naz J. Pley­el, 1791 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know the au­thor, or where to get a good pic­ture of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Ignaz J. Pleyel
1757–1831

Lyrics

Welcome, welcome, day of rest,
To the world in kindness giv’n;
Welcome to the humble breast,
As the beaming light from Heav’n.

Day of calm and sweet repose,
Gently now thy moments run;
Balm to soothe our cares and woes,
Till our labor here is done.

Holy day that we most prize,
Day of solemn praise and prayer,
Day to make the simple wise,
O, how great thy blessings are!

Welcome, welcome, day of rest,
With thy influence all divine,
May thy hallowed hours be blessed
To this waiting heart of mine.