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1 TWO great events this blessed day
2 To celebrate was set apart;
3 While each, with wonder, we survey,
4 May gratitude impress the heart.
5 This day creation's birth be hail'd,
6 And may our thoughts ascend on high;
7 Let him who over death prevail'd,
8 Our thankful praises too employ.
9 God's powerful word creation fram'd,
10 Six days, and all complete it stood;
11 The seventh a day of rest he nam'd,
12 And he beheld, and all was good.
13 This day be worldly cares subdu'd,
14 Holy improvement may we seek;
15 While still with strict survey review'd,
16 We trace the actions of the week.
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17 Of duties still be this a part;
18 This day the saving work pursue;
19 'Twill humble every haughty heart;
20 For pride, self-knowledge never knew.
21 This day we hear the blessed word
22 Which bids our hearts no more despond;
23 We celebrate our risen Lord,
24 Who seal'd for us a heavenly bond.


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Title (in Source Edition): HYMN 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, pp. [221]-222. [2],x,[4],258p.; 8° (ESTC T132359) (Page images digitized by University of California Libraries.)

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