Scripture Verse

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto Thy name, O most High. Psalm 92:1

Introduction

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Josiah Booth
(1852–1929)

Words: Har­ri­et Au­ber, The Spir­it of the Psalms (Lon­don: 1829).

Music: Swains­thorpe Jo­si­ah Booth (1852–1929) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Field (Sab­bath), anon­y­mous, in The Sab­bath Tune and Hymn Book (New York: Ma­son Bro­thers, 1859), page 22 (🔊 pdf nwc)
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Harriet Auber
(1773–1862)

Lyrics

Sweet is the work, O Lord,
Thy glorious acts to sing,
To praise Thy name, and hear Thy Word,
And grateful offerings bring.

Sweet, at the dawning light,
Thy boundless love to tell;
And, when approach the shades of night,
Still on the theme to dwell.

Sweet, on this day of rest,
To join in heart and voice
With those who love and serve Thee best,
And in Thy name rejoice.

To songs of praise and joy
Be every Sabbath given,
That such may be our blest employ
Eternally in Heaven.