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7222. Welcome, Sweet Day of Rest

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

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

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

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

Text Information
First Line: Welcome, sweet day of rest
Title: Welcome, Sweet Day of Rest
Author: Isaac Watts (1707)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1707
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: BANKINGTON, Ralph Harrison, 1784
Tune Information
Name: LISBON
Composer: Daniel Read (1785)
Meter: CM
Incipit: 16512 33214 32511
Key: A Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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