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1 THIS is that day of sacred rest,
2 For holy meditation chose;
3 Then soar my thoughts among the blest,
4 And let my mortal cares repose.
5 The joys above are painted here,
6 By figures which the sense receives;
7 But how their glories shall appear,
8 We know no human heart conceives.
9 The sacred leisure of this day,
10 Let me improve for God and heaven;
11 To bliss that I secure my way,
12 To me on earth were Sabbaths given.
13 Now be my virtues all renew'd
14 And heavenly consolation speak;
15 Holy resolves be well pursued,
16 And guard the duties of the week.


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Title (in Source Edition): FOR SUNDAY.
Author: Eliza Day
Genres: hymn

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Daye, Eliza, b. ca. 1734. Poems, on Various Subjects. Liverpool: Printed by J. M'Creery, 1798, p. [220]. [2],x,[4],258p.; 8° (ESTC T132359) (Page images digitized by University of California Libraries.)

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