(Adapted from John Newton’s hymn ‘Safely Through Another Week’)
Safely through another week God has brought us on our way;
Let us now His blessing seek, waiting in His courts today:
Day of all the week the best!
Emblem of eternal rest!
Now we pray for Heaven’s grace through our dear Redeemer’s name;
Show Your reconciled face! Take away our sin and shame!
All our worldly thoughts subdue:
Till we rest again in You!
Here we come to praise Your name; let us sense You all around;
Lift the clouds that block our eyes till Your grace and love abound!
Give our hearts a taste, at least!
A portion of that Kingdom feast;
Pull us from the sinking sands of godless men and godless times;
Bid our hearts to feel Your hand and see the light that ever shines!
Rise, O soul, as Heaven’s dove!
Join that Sabbath rest above!