"The Day of Prayer and Rest
Earth's busy sounds and ceaseless din
Wake not this morning air!
A holy calm should welcome in
This solemn hour of prayer.
Now peace, be still, unhallowed care,
and hushed within the breast!
A holy joy shall welcome there
This happy day of rest
Each better thought the spirit knows,
This hour, the spirit fill!
And thou, from whom its being flows,
O, teach it all Thy will!
Then shall the day indeed be blest,
And send its hallowing power,
Its sacred calm and inward rest,
Through many a busy hour."