Welcome, welcome, day of rest

Welcome, welcome, day of rest

Author: Thomas Hastings; Author: Anonymous
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1. Welcome, welcome, day of rest,
To the world in kindness giv’n;
Welcome to the humble breast,
As the beaming light from Heav’n.

2. Day of calm and sweet repose,
Gently now thy moments run;
Balm to soothe our cares and woes,
Till our labor here is done.

3. Holy day that we most prize,
Day of solemn praise and prayer,
Day to make the simple wise,
O, how great thy blessings are!

4. Welcome, welcome, day of rest,
With thy influence all divine,
May thy hallowed hours be blessed
To this waiting heart of mine.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7712

Author: Thomas Hastings

Hastings, Thomas, MUS. DOC., son of Dr. Seth Hastings, was born at Washington, Lichfield County, Connecticut, October 15, 1784. In 1786, his father moved to Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. There, amid rough frontier life, his opportunities for education were small; but at an early age he developed a taste for music, and began teaching it in 1806. Seeking a wider field, he went, in 1817, to Troy, then to Albany, and in 1823 to Utica, where he conducted a religious journal, in which he advocated his special views on church music. In 1832 he was called to New York to assume the charge of several Church Choirs, and there his last forty years were spent in great and increasing usefulness and repute. He died at New York, May 15, 1872. His aim was the… Go to person page >

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

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First Line: Welcome, welcome, day of rest
Author: Thomas Hastings
Author: Anonymous



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