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SABBATH THOUGHTS, by            
First Line: I bless thee, father, for the grace
Last Line: Bid work-day turmoil cease.
Subject(s): God; Jews; Sabbath; Judaism; Sunday

I BLESS Thee, Father, for the grace
Thou me this day hast given,
Strengthening my soul to seek Thy face,
And list the theme of heaven.

I bless Thee that each work-day care
Thy love hath lull'd to rest,
And every thought whose wing has prayer
Thine answering word hath blest.

I bless Thee, Father! Those dark fears
That linger'd round my heart,
That called for murmurs, doubts and tears,
Thy mercy bade depart.

O Thou alone couldst send them hence
On this blessed day of peace,
And with Thy spirit's pure incense
Bid work-day turmoil cease.

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