38. C. M. Mrs. Barbauld. The Sabbath of the Soul.
1 O Father! though the anxious fear
May cloud to-morrow's way,
No fear nor doubt shall enter here, --
All shall be thine to-day.
2 We will not bring divided hearts
To worship at thy shrine;
But each unworthy thought departs,
And leaves this temple thine.
3 Then sleep to-day, tormenting cares,
Of earth and folly born;
Ye shall not dim the light that streams
From this celestial morn.
4 To-morrow will be time enough
To feel your harsh control;
Ye shall not violate this day,
The Sabbath of the soul.