Christ My Song - 651
Thine holy day's returning - Sabbath morning
(Ray Palmer/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
"A day in thy courts is better than a thousand." (Psalm 84,10)
1. Thine holy day's returning
our hearts exult to see,
and, with devotion burning,
ascend, our God, to thee. (PDF - Midi)
2. Today, with purest pleasure,
our thoughts from earth withdraw;
we search for sacred treasure,
we learn thy holy law.
3. We join to sing thy praises,
God of the Sabbath day!
Each voice in gladness raises
its loudest, sweetest lay.
4. Thy richest mercies sharing,
O fill us with thy love!
By grace our souls preparing
for nobler praise above.
Ray Palmer, in: The Poetical Works of Ray Palmer, 1876, 53.