Safely through another week

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1. Safely through another week
God has brought us on our way;
Let us now a blessing seek,
on th’approaching Sabbath day;
Day of all the week the best,
emblem of eternal rest,
Day of all the week the best,
emblem of eternal rest.

2. Mercies multiplied each hour
through the week our praise demand;
Guarded by almighty power,
fed and guided by His hand;
Though ungrateful we have been,
only made returns of sin,
Though ungrateful we have been,
only made returns of sin.

3. While we pray for pardoning grace,
through the dear Redeemer’s name,
Show Thy reconciled face,
shine away our sin and shame;
From our worldly cares set free,
may we rest this night with Thee,
From our worldly cares set free,
may we rest this night with Thee.

4. Here we come Thy name to praise,
let us feel Thy presence near,
May Thy glory meet our eyes,
while we in Thy house appear:
Here afford us, Lord, a taste
of our everlasting feast,
Here afford us, Lord, a taste
of our everlasting feast.

5. When the morn shall bid us rise,
may we feel Thy presence near:
May Thy glory meet our eyes,
when we in Thy house appear:
There afford us, Lord, a taste
of our everlasting feast,
There afford us, Lord, a taste
of our everlasting feast.

6. May Thy Gospel’s joyful sound
conquer sinners, comfort saints;
May the fruits of grace abound,
bring relief for all complaints;
Thus may all our Sabbaths prove
till we join the church above,
Thus may all our Sabbaths prove
till we join the church above!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5874

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

Notes

Safely through another week. I. Newton. [Saturday Evening.] Appeared in R. Conyers's Psalms & Hymns, 1774, No. 355, in 5 stanzas of 6 lines: and again in the Olney Hymn, 1779, Bk. ii., No. 40. It is found in a few modern collections; and sometimes in an abbreviated and altered form, as in Kennedy, 1863, &c.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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