#148 Sabbath Day

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1. In sweet remembrance of thy Son,
We gather in thy house as one
To join in prayer, to sing thy praise,
To worship thee and learn thy ways.
Father, on this the Sabbath day,
Be with us gathered here, we pray.

2. And may our thoughts still turn to thee,
With loved ones, friends, and family.
In all we do till day is gone,
May worship still continue on.
Father, on this the Sabbath day,
Be with us in our homes, we pray.

3. Help each to seek a quiet hour
To read thy word and feel thy pow’r,
To hear thy voice, though small and still,
Renew our strength to do thy will.
Father, on this the Sabbath day,
Be with us in our hearts, we pray.

Text: Paul L. Anderson, b. 1946
Music: Lynn R. Carson, b. 1942 (c) 1983 by Lynn R. Carson and Paul L. Anderson.

-History: (Source: Wikipedia)

Written By: Paul L. Anderson

Paul L. Anderson (born 1946) is a Latter-day Saint architectural historian, museum curator and hymnwriter.

Anderson was born in Pasadena, California[1] and as a young man served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Japan.

Anderson received a B.A. with honors from Stanford University in 1968 and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University in 1972. He was an architect in Pasadena, California and received his license in 1976.[2][3]

Anderson married the historian Lavina Fielding in 1977. They lived in Salt Lake City, Utah and had one son, Christian, who was born in 1980.[4] During the 1993 conflict between some intellectuals and LDS leadership (in which Lavina was excommunicated), Paul publicly called for peace and reconciliation between the parties.[5]

In 1973, Anderson received a fellowship from the LDS Church’s Historical Department to study historical Mormon architecture, which led to a position restoring the church’s historic buildings. He helped in the planning of the Museum of Church History and Art, which opened in 1984, and later in designing its exhibits. He helped launch the Brigham Young University Museum of Art in 1992 and since then has served as head of design and curator.[2] Anderson was heavily involved with the work of Nauvoo Restoration, Inc.[citation needed]

Anderson has been a longtime member of the Mormon History Association (MHA), and planned its 1987 conference in England, for which he was awarded a Special Citation from the MHA.[6] He served as MHA president from 2007–8.[7]

Anderson also has a strong musical interest. For several years he sang in the Utah Symphony Chorus. He has written the text of four hymns in the 1985 LDS hymnbook[2]: #139 “In Fasting We Approach Thee”, #148 “Sabbath Day”, #291 “Turn Your Hearts”, and #311 “We Meet Again as Sisters”.

Music By: Lynn R. Carson

Lynn R. Carson (born 1942) is a Latter-day Saint composer and hymnwriter. He also served for several years as the director of Asian, Indian and Middle-Eastern genealogical record-gathering and oral family history projects for the Family History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Carson served as a missionary for the church in Austria.