With Joy We Hail the Sacred Day   1 comment

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Above:  St. James Episcopal Church, Macon, Georgia, August 30, 2015

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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

Hymn Source = Church Psalmody:  A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship; Selected from Dr. Watts and Other Authors (1831)

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With joy we hail the sacred day

Which God has called his own;

With joy the summons we obey,

To worship at his throne.

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Thy chosen temple, Lord, how fair!

Where willing votaries throng

To breathe the humble fervent prayer–

And pour the choral song.

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Spirit of grace! Oh deign to dwell

Within thy church below;

Make her in holiness excel,

With pure devotion glow.

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Let grace within her walls be found–

Let all her sons unite,

To spread with grateful zeal around,

Her clear and shining light.

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Great God, we hail the sacred day

Which thou hast called thine own;

With joy the summons we obey,

To worship at thy throne.

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