9. C. M. Mrs. Follen. Love of Sabbath Service.
1 How sweet, upon this sacred day,
The best of all the seven,
To cast our earthly thoughts away,
And think of God and heaven!
2 How sweet to be allowed to pray
Our sins may be forgiven!
With filial confidence to say,
|Father, who art in heaven!|
3 How sweet the words of peace to hear
From him to whom 'tis given
To wake the penitential tear,
And lead the way to heaven!
4 And if, to make our sins depart,
In vain the will has striven,
He who regards the inmost heart
Will send his grace from heaven.