Blest Day Of God Most Calm Most Bright


Blest day of God! most calm, most bright,
The first, the best of days;
The labourer’s rest, the saint’s delight,
The day of prayer and praise.

My Saviour’s face made thee to shine,
His rising thee did raise,
And made thee heavenly and divine
Beyond all other days.

The first-fruits oft a blessing prove
To all the sheaves behind;
And they the day of Christ who love,
A happy week shall find.

This day I must with God appear;
For, Lord, the day is Thine;
Help me to spend it in Thy fear,
And thus to make it mine.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America,