Welcome, Sweet Day of Rest,

Text:  Isaac Watts  1709
Music:  Daniel Read  1785
Tune:  Lisbon
OHT Incipit:  16512 33214 32511

Welcome, sweet day of rest,
That saw the Lord arise;
Welcome to this reviving breast,
And these rejoicing eyes.

The King Himself comes near,
And feasts His saints today;
Here we may sit, and see Him here,
And love, and praise, and pray.

One day in such a place,
Where my dear God hath been,
Is sweeter than ten thousand days
Of pleasurable sin.

My willing soul would stay
In such a frame as this,
And sit and sing herself away
To everlasting bliss.

The Ames Hymn Collection

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