Hail, happy morning, hail holy day

Hail, happy morning, hail holy day

Author: Philip P. Bliss
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1. Hail happy morning, hail, holy day,
Calling from earthly labors away,
Sweet words of wisdom, glad songs of joy,
Now be our best employ.

Sing once more the happy, happy song,
While the golden moments roll along,
Come to the temple, come, come away,
Hallow the Sabbath day.

2. Emblem of heaven, sweet day of rest,
In thy remembrance, may we be blessed.
So may our songs and lives ever say,
Hallow the Sabbath day. [Refrain]

3. Rest from our labors, rest from our cares,
Rest in our praises, rest in our prayers,
So the commandment would we obey,
Hallow the Sabbath day. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2100

Author: Philip P. Bliss

Bliss, Philip, b. at Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1838. In 1864 he went to Chicago in the employ of Dr. George F. Root, the musician, where he was engaged in conducting musical Institutes, and in composing Sunday School melodies. Originally a Methodist, he became, about 1871, a choirman of the First Congregational Church, Chicago, and the Superintendent of its Sunday Schools. In 1874 he joined D. W. Whittle in evangelical work. To this cause he gave (although a poor man) the royalty of his Gospel Songs, which was worth some thirty thousand dollars. His death was sudden. It occurred in the railway disaster at Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1876. He had escaped from the car, but lost his life in trying to save his wife. His hymns are n… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hail, happy morning, hail holy day
Author: Philip P. Bliss
Refrain First Line: Sing once more



The Cyber Hymnal #2100
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