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The Church Hymnary, Twentieth Century Edition, 1900003
The Dawn of God’s New SabbathMrs. Ada Cambridge Cross, 1866

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
003aBoltonJames Walch (1837-1901)7.6.7.6.D.
003bMendebrasLowell Mason (1792-1872)7.6.7.6.D.

1The dawn of God’s new Sabbath
Breaks o’er the earth again,
As some sweet summer morning
After a night of pain.
It comes as cooling showers
To cheer a thristing land,
As shades of clustered palm-trees
’Mid weary wastes of sand.
2Lord, we would bring our burden
Of sinful thought and deed,
In Thy pure presence kneeling
From bondage to be freed;
Our heart’s most bitter sorrow
For all our work undone,
So many talents wasted,
So few true conquests won!
3Yet still, O Lord long-suffering,
Still grant us in our need
Here in Thy holy presence
The saving name to plead;
And on Thy day of blessings,
Within Thy temple walls,
To foretaste the pure worship
Of Zion’s golden halls:
4Until in joy and gladness
We reach that home at last,
When life’s short week of sorrow
And sin and strife is past;
When angel-hands have gathered
The first ripe fruit for Thee,
O Father, Son, and Spirit,
Most Holy Trinity!
Exodus15:27And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.
Exodus16:29See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.
Psalm23:2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
Mark16:2And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.
1 Peter4:13But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.