The Lord of Sabbath let us praiseAuthor: Samuel Wesley
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1. The Lord of Sabbath let us praise,
In concert with the blest,
Who, joyful in harmonious lays,
Employ an endless rest.
2. Thus, Lord, while we remember Thee,
We blest and pious grow;
By hymns of praise we learn to be
Triumphant here below.
3. On this glad day a brighter scene
Of glory was displayed,
By the eternal Word, than when
This universe was made.
4. He rises, who mankind has bought
With grief and pain extreme;
’Twas great to speak the world from naught;
’Twas greater to redeem.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4022
The Lord of Sabbath let us praise. S. Wesley, junr. [Sunday.] Appeared in his Poems on Several Occasions, 1736, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines; again in J. Wesley's Collection of Psalms & Hymns, 1741; and again in Nicholl's reprint of the Poems, &c, 1862, p. 364. It was included in the Church of England collections at an early date; and is found in its original form in several modern collections, including the 1875 edition of the Wesleyan Hymn Book, No. 950. In some hymn-books, as Mercer and others, it is given as "Lord of the Sabbath, Thee we praise." The well-known couplet:—
'Twas great to speak a world from nought;
'Twas greater to redeem:"
concludes this hymn.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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