49. L. M. Newton. The Lord's Day.
1 How welcome to the soul, when pressed
With six days' noise, and care, and toil,
Is the returning day of rest,
Which hides us from the world awhile!
2 How happy they, whose lot is cast
Where Christ invites the |weary| yet;
They find their sorrows quickly past,
And all their burdens soon forget.
3 Though pinched with poverty at home,
With sharp afflictions daily fed,
It makes amends, if they can come
To God's own house for heavenly bread.
4 We thank thee for thy day, O Lord!
And here thy promised presence seek;
Open thy hand with blessings stored,
And give us manna for the week.