We Bless Thee For This Sacred Day

We bless Thee for this sacred day,
Thou, who hast ev’ry blessing giv’n,
Which sends the cares of earth away,
And yields a view of op’ning heav’n.

Rich day of holy, thoughtful rest!
May we improve its calm repose,
And in Thy service truly blest,
Forget the world, its joys, its woes.

Lord! may Thy truth upon the heart
Now fall and dwell as heav’nly dew,
And flow’rs of grace in freshness start
Where once the tares of error grew.

May pray’r that lifts us from earth’s strife,
Intent with one clear aim alone,
Bear us to Thee, Thou Lord of Life,
And rest us at Thy shelt’ring throne.