Six days of work and toil are past

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    Verse 1
    Six days of work and toil are past
    This one begun, is meant for rest
    Come thou my heart, and take thine rest
    Rejoice thou in the day God blessed.

    Verse 2
    Let all our thoughts and praises rise
    Like smelling odours to Thy throne
    That it may bring down joy untold
    Known only to those made holy.

    Verse 3
    This heavenly peace of heart is given
    As witness of a glorious rest,
    To the ones who have been made pure,
    The end of afflictions and cares.

    Verse 4
    O Lord, we rejoice at Thy work,
    In various hues, both new and old
    We praise Thee, Lord, for mercy given
    In earnest hope of that to come.

    Verse 5
    Give the whole day for God's worship
    Be glad, today before the Lord;
    Oh, how sweet to look forward to
    The 'ternal day of rest above.