Scripture Verse

The sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord. Exodus 31:15


Words: Ed­ward H. Ne­vin, in Wreath of Praise, by Asa Hull (New York; Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio; & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Da­ni­el W. Knowles, John Church & Hen­ry A. Sum­ner, 1879), num­ber 42.

Music: Asa Hull (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ne­vin (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Asa Hull (1828–1907)


At morning’s dawn I love to hear
The Sabbath bell so fresh and clear;
And when the golden sun has set,
I love to hear its music yet.


The Sabbath bell! the Sabbath bell!
I love it well, I love it well;
I love the ding dong bell!

It makes the young heart leap and sing
With sound of soft and pleasant ring;
For when it falls upon their ear,
They know the Sabbath school is near.


It calls the weary ones to rest,
And calms the sad and troubled breast;
With stirring peals that float abroad,
It makes the careless think of God.