Sweet is the Task, O Lord   1 comment

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Above:  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Newnan, Georgia, August 2, 2015

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Text (1829) by Harriet Auber (1773-1862)

Hymn Source = A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (1830), American Unitarian Association

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Sweet is the task, O Lord,

Thy glorious acts to sing,

To praise thy name, and hear thy word,

And grateful offerings bring.

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Sweet at the dawning hour,

Thy boundless love to tell;

And when the night-wind shuts the flower,

Still on the theme to dwell.

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Sweet on this day of rest,

To join in heart and voice,

With those who love and serve thee best,

And in thy name rejoice.

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To songs of praise and joy,

Be every Sabbath given,

That such may be our best employ

Eternally in heaven.

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  1. Pingback: Harriet Auber | GATHERED PRAYERS

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