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


Sweet is the task, O Lord,

Thy glorious acts to sing,

To praise thy name, and hear thy word,

And grateful offerings bring.


Sweet at the dawning hour,

Thy boundless love to tell;

And when the night-wind shuts the flower,

Still on the theme to dwell.


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.


To songs of praise and joy,

Be every Sabbath given,

That such may be our best employ

Eternally in heaven.


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