Welcome, Sweet Day of Rest   1 comment

St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Georgia, May 8, 2011

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = The Church Hymnal (1935), of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ

Words by Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

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1.  Welcome, sweet day of rest,

That saw the Lord arise!

Welcome to this reviving breast,

And these rejoicing eyes!

2.  The King himself comes near,

And feasts his saints today;

Here we may sit and see him here,

And love, and praise, and pray.

3.  One day in such a place,

Where thou, my God, art seen,

Is sweeter than then thousand days

Of pleasurable sin.

4.  My willing soul would stay

In such a frame as this,

And wait to hail the brighter day

Of everlasting bliss.

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