John Newton, 1774, from Olney Hymns, vol. 2, hymn 40
|Safely through another week|
God has brought us on our way;
Let us now a blessing seek,
On th' approaching Sabbath-Day:
Day, of all the week, the best,
Emblem of eternal rest!
2. Mercies multiplied each hour
|3. While we pray for pard'ning grace,|
Through the dear Redeemer's Name,
Show Thy reconciled face,
Shine away our sin and shame;
From our worldly cares set free,
May we rest this day in Thee.
4. When the morn shall bid us rise,
|5. May Thy gospel's joyful sound|
Conquer sinners, comfort saints;
May the fruits of grace abound,
Bring relief for all complaints;
Thus may all our Sabbaths prove
Till we join the Church above!