Welcome, Sweet Day of Rest

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Melody - "Lisbon", Daniel Read, 1757-1836
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Isaac Watts, 1707

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 admist the 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.

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