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1 THis is the Day when CHRIST arose
2 So early from the Dead;
3 Why should I keep my Eyelids clos'd,
4 And waste my Hours in Bed?
5 This is the Day when JESUS broke
6 The Pow'r of Death and Hell;
7 And shall I still wear Satan's Yoke,
8 And love my Sins so well?
9 To-Day with Pleasure Christians meet,
10 To pray and hear the Word:
11 And I would go with cheerful Feet
12 To learn thy Will, O LORD.
13 I'll leave my Sport to read and pray,
14 And so prepare for Heav'n:
15 O may I love this blessed Day
16 The best of all the Sev'n!


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Title (in Source Edition): SONG XXVII. For the LORD's-DAY MORNING.
Author: Isaac Watts
Genres: song

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Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Divine songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children. By I. Watts, D.D. London: Printed for J. Buckland; J. F. and C. Rivington; T. Longman; W. Fenner; T. Field; and E. and C. Dilly, 1777, p. 37. xii,58,[2]p.; 12⁰. (ESTC T185045; OTA K123515.000) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [Vet. A5 f.3516].)

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