1. The sacred anthem slowly rang
    Across the fields of praise,
    When earth’s first Sabbath made complete
    All creatures and all days.
  2. Walking with God, there,
    Woman and man together share
    The blessed Sabbath mood;
    And in that green and golden world
    Know all God’s works are good.
  3. But now in our diminished lives
    We sing a blemished song;
    The earth is worn and disarrayed
    And all our work goes wrong.
  4. Still in our worship,
    Joining in praise and fellowship,
    By Sabbath radiance blessed,
    We put our doubt and fear away
    And rest within God’s rest.
  5. And arching over time and space
    The Lord of Sabbaths wills
    Renewal for the weary earth
    And healing for our ills.
  6. Hearts will rejoice then;
    There will be no more weeping, when
    We know and shall be known.
    With hosts of the redeemed we’ll sing
    Around God’s shining throne.