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Hymn: This is the day the first ripe sheaf (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: This is the day the first ripe sheaf

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: CM


Hymn Number: 189

Page Number: 209, click to see hymnal pages


THIS is the day the first ripe sheaf

Before the Lord was waved,

And Christ, first-fruits of them that slept,

Was from the dead received.

He rose for them for whom he died,

That, like to him, they may

Rise when he comes, in glory great,

That ne'er shall pass away.

This is the day the Spirit came

With us on earth to stay-

A comforter, to fill our hearts

With joys that ne'er decay.

His comforts are the earnest sure 

Of that same heavenly rest

Which Jesus entered on, when he

Was made forever blest.

This day the Christian church began,

Formed by his wonderous grace;

This day the saints in concord meet,

To join in prayer and praise.

To nourish faith, and hope, and love,

His death they do show forth,

His resurrection they record,

And glory in his worth.

This joyful day let us observe;

Redemption's work is done;

The Jewish Sabbaths are no more;

The earthly rest is gone.

To heaven's rest we'll follow Him,

(His death has paved the way,)

And there in nobler anthems sing

The glad redemption day.