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Devotion 48t

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Alexander Johnson, 1818
Alto: Christian Harmony, 1867
Poet: Isaac Watts, 1719
Meter: Long Meter (8,8,8,8)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
Sweet is the day of sacred rest;
No mortal cares shall seize my breast.
Oh, may my heart in tune be found,
Like Davidís harp of solemn sound.


Sweet is the work, my God, my king,, Stanza 2
2
Then shall I share a glorious part,
When grace hath well refined my heart,
And fresh supplies of joy are shed,
Like holy oil, to cheer my head.


Sweet is the work, my God, my king,, Stanza 5
3
Then shall I see, and hear, and know
All I desired and wished below;
And evíry powír find sweet employ,
In that eternal world of joy.


Sweet is the work, my God, my king,, Stanza 7