Six days of work and toil are past

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CGS No.: 
65

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.