The Sabbath Dawns a Holier Light
The Sabbath dawns a holier light:
The works of common days now cease;
The way of truth is near and bright;
Now strife and care find sweet release.
As I renew my covenants,
The promises that bind and bless,
Sweet Sabbath day, my sure defense,
Teach me to dwell in righteousness.
This Sabbath day I make a place
For holier thoughts and higher praise,
To mend desire, refine my tastes,
And fit my heart for heaven’s grace.
For if with God I would reside,
Then I must know and love his ways.
Sweet Sabbath day, with me abide
In godliness from day to day.
As Sabbath hours draw t’ward night’
Tomorrow’s toil I soon will face
With higher purpose, greater might,
For all the respite of this day.
Today I viewed with clearer sight
The good and errant in my heart;
Sweet Sabbath day, be my delight
Teach me to choose that goodly part.
Text: Toni Thomas
Album: Submitted Music (2007-2011)
Composition Date: 2011
More Info: CMS 2011