Gently Raise the Sacred Strain

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Lyrics

  1. 1. Gently raise the sacred strain,
    For the Sabbath’s come again
    That man may rest,
    That man may rest,
    And return his thanks to God
    For his blessings to the blest,
    For his blessings to the blest.
  2. 2. Holy day, devoid of strife—
    Let us seek eternal life,
    That great reward,
    That great reward,
    And partake the sacrament
    In remembrance of our Lord,
    In remembrance of our Lord.
  3. 3. Sweetly swells the solemn sound
    While we bring our gifts around
    Of broken hearts,
    Of broken hearts,
    As a willing sacrifice,
    Showing what his grace imparts,
    Showing what his grace imparts.
  4. 4. Holy, holy is the Lord.
    Precious, precious is his word:
    Repent and live,
    Repent and live;
    Tho your sins be crimson red,
    Oh, repent, and he’ll forgive.
    Oh, repent, and he’ll forgive.
  5. Text: William W. Phelps, 1792–1872. Included in the first LDS hymnbook, 1835.
    Music: Thomas C. Griggs, 1845–1903
Book
Hymnal
Hymn Number
146
Music
Thomas C. Griggs, 1845–1903.
Text
William W. Phelps, 1792–1872.
Scriptures
Doctrine and Covenants 59:8–12, Isaiah 1:16–18
Meter
7 7 4 4 7 7 7
Topic
Repentance, Sabbath Day, Sacrament
Tune
Ure
Languages
Bahasa Indonesia
Nyanyikan Lagu Suci
60
Dansk
Løft din stemme glad og ren
82
Deutsch
Seht, der Tag des Herrn bricht an (Gesangbuch)
96
Español
Entonad sagrado son (Himnos)
83
Français
Elevons nos chants sacrés (Cantiques)
83
Gagana Samoa
Si‘i Malie Vi‘iga Pa‘ia
81
Latviešu Valoda
Svētu dziesmu dziedāsim
85
Lea Fakatonga
Ke Tau Ngāue Mālohi
76
Lietuvių Kalba
Skamba štai šventa giesmė
78
Magyar
Csendüljön fel szent dallam
88
Norsk
Stille syng en hellig sang
98
Português
Entoai a Deus Louvor (Hinário)
100
Q'eqchi'
Saʼ loqʼal, chi qʼun bʼichan
85
Reo Tahiti
Hīmene ma te marū
79
Română
Imnul sfânt se-nalță lin
94
Suomi
Pyhäpäivä rauhainen
90
Svenska
Stilla höj din stämmas ljud
97
Tagalog
Sagradong Himig ay Awitin
87
Български
Пейте нежно в този ден
94
Русский
Пусть звучит священный гимн (Гимны)
77
Українська
Заспіваймо гімни знов
79
ภาษาไทย
ขับร้องเพลงศักดิ์สิทธิ์อ่อนโยน
68
한국어
불러라 고요히 성가 (찬송가)
94
中文
聖樂悠揚
85
日本語
賛歌を捧げん
84