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The Church Hymnary, Twentieth Century Edition, 1900019
Blest Day of God, Most Calm, Most BrightRev. John Mason, 1683

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
019SohoSir Joseph Barnby (1838-1896)Common Meter (8.6.8.6.)

1Blest day of God, most calm, most bright,
The first and best of days;
The laborer’s rest, the saint’s delight,
A day of mirth and praise.
2My Savior’s face did make thee shine,
His rising did thee raise:
This made thee heavenly and divine
Beyond the common days.
3The first-fruits do a blessing prove
To all the sheaves behind;
And they that do a Sabbath love
A happy week shall find.
4This day must I fore God appear,
For, Lord, the day is Thine:
O let me spend it in Thy fear,
Then shall the day be mine.
Job22:26For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God.
Psalm16:2,32 O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee; 3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.
Isaiah60:19The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
John20:1The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.
Acts20:7And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.
1 Corinthians16:2Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

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