For Sunday

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Arise — arise — the Lord arose
On this triumphant day:
Your souls to piety dispose,
Arise to bless and pray.

5 Ev'n rustics do adorn them now,
Themselves in roses dress;
And to the clergyman they bow,
When he begins to bless.

Their best apparel now arrays
10 The little girls and boys;
And better than the preacher prays
For heav'n's eternal joys.

Publ. 1771


This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.