Advent Hymnals


Christ in Song,

The dawn of God's dear Sabbath
Breaks o'er the earth again,
As some sweet summer morning
After a night of pain;
It comes as cooling showers
To some exhausted land,
As shade of cluster'd palm trees
'Mid weary wastes of sand.

Lord, we would bring for off'ring,
Tho' marr'd with earthly soil,
A week of earnest labor,
Of steady, faithful toil,
Fair fruits of self-denial,
Of strong, deep love to Thee,
Foster'd by Thine own Spirit,
In true humility.

And we would bring our burden 
Of sinful tho't and deed,
In Thy pure presence kneeling,
From bondage to be freed,
Our heart's most bitter sorrow
For all Thy work undone
So many talents wanted!
So few bright laurels won!

And with that sorrow mingling,
A steadfast faith, and sure,
And love so deep and fervent,
For Thee to make it pure,
In Thy dear presence finding
The pardon that we need,
And then the peace so lasting
Celestial peace indeed.  Amen.

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Title Sabbath Dawn
Key E♭ Major
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First Line The dawn of God's dear Sabbath
Author A. Cross
Year 1908
Composer J. Walch
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Subjects Hymns for Worship: Morning Hymns; Hymns for Worship: The Rest Day; Special Selections: Choir or Quartet
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