Christ My Song - 1253
Joyful be the hours today
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Joyful be the hours today.
"O come, let us sing unto the Lord." (Psalm 95,1)
1. Joyful be the hours today;
joyful let the season be.
Let us sing, for well we may;
Jesus, we will sing of thee.
2. Should thy people silent be,
then the very stones would sing.
What a debt we owe to thee,
thee, our Saviour and our King.
3. Meet it is that we should own
what thy grace has done for us;
saved we are by grace alone,
and we joy to have it thus.
4. 'Tis thy grace alone can save;
every blessing comes from thee;
all we have, and hope to have,
all we are, and hope to be.
5. Thine the name to sinners dear;
thine the name all names before;
blessed here and everywhere,
blessed now and evermore.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 457 – under the heading "Lord's Day".