Welcome, Sweet Day Of Rest

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Villagers On Their Way To Church,  by Simon Bening (Flemish, c. 1483 – 1561)

A series celebrating Lord’s Day worship

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 to-day;
Here may we sit, and see Him here,
And love and praise and pray.

One day within the place
Where Christ, my Lord, has been,
Is sweeter than ten thousand days
Within the tents of sin.

My willing soul would stay
In such a frame as this,
Till called to rise and soar away
To everlasting bliss.

Amen.

~ Isaac Watts, 1785

Read more about this hymn at Hymnary.

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