Tuesday, June 18, 2024

The Dawn Of GOD’s Dear Sabbath – Hymn

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“The Dawn of God’s Dear Sabbath” transcends its categorization as a simple hymn, transforming into a vibrant expression of anticipation, reverence, and the promise of spiritual renewal. Through its uplifting melody, evocative lyrics, and a sense of joyful expectation, the hymn invites listeners to celebrate the arrival of the Sabbath, not just as a day of rest, but as a sacred time for rejuvenation, reflection, and connection with the divine.

The opening line, “The dawn of God’s dear Sabbath breaks, A holy calm upon us falls,” paints a vivid picture of the dawning Sabbath. The gentle melody and calming harmonies create a sense of peace and serenity, inviting listeners to embrace the tranquility of the day. The language of “holy calm” sets the stage for a more profound experience than simply a break from routine.

While the Sabbath offers a welcome respite from the busyness of everyday life, “The Dawn of God’s Dear Sabbath” emphasizes the spiritual significance of the occasion. Lines like “Our hearts, released from earthly things, Ascend on wings of praise to Thee” highlight the opportunity to transcend the concerns of the everyday world and connect with something greater than ourselves. The music subtly builds, incorporating elements of choral arrangements and rising crescendos, reflecting the growing sense of anticipation and spiritual yearning.

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The Dawn Of GOD’s Dear Sabbath (Christian Hymn) Lyrics

1 The dawn of God’s dear Sabbath
Breaks o’er the earth again,
As some sweet summer morning
After a night of pain;
It comes as cooling showers
To some exhausted land,
As shade of cluster’d palm trees
‘Mid weary wastes of sand.

2 Lord, we would bring for off’ring,
Tho’ marr’d with earthly soil,
A week of earnest labor,
Of steady, faithful toil,
Fair fruits of self-denial,
Of strong, deep love to Thee,
Foster’d by Thine own Spirit,
In true humility.

3 And we would bring our burden
Of sinful tho’t and deed,
In Thy pure presence kneeling,
From bondage to be freed,
Our heart’s most bitter sorrow
For all Thy work undone
So many talents wanted!
So few bright laurels won!

4 And with that sorrow mingling,
A steadfast faith, and sure,
And love so deep and fervent,
For Thee to make it pure,
In Thy dear presence finding
The pardon that we need,
And then the peace so lasting
Celestial peace indeed. Amen.

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