Gently Raise the Sacred Strain

First line: Gently raise the sacred strain, For the Sabbath’s come / Gently raise the sacred strain / Gently raise the sacred strain, For the Sabbath’s

Original language: English

Words: William W. Phelps
Music: Thomas C. Griggs


Gently Raise the Sacred Strain
, 146


1. Gently raise the sacred strain,For the Sabbath’s come againThat man may rest,That man may rest,And return his thanks to GodFor his blessings to the blest,For his blessings to the blest.
2. Holy day, devoid of strife—Let us seek eternal life,That great reward,That great reward,And partake the sacramentIn remembrance of our Lord,In remembrance of our Lord.
3. Sweetly swells the solemn soundWhile we bring our gifts aroundOf broken hearts,Of broken hearts,As a willing sacrifice,Showing what his grace imparts,Showing what his grace imparts.
4. Holy, holy is the Lord.Precious, precious is his word:Repent and live,Repent and live;Tho your sins be crimson red,Oh, repent, and he’ll forgive.Oh, repent, and he’ll forgive.

Gently Raise the Sacred Strain
, 92


1. Gently raise the sacred strain,For the Sabbath’s come againThat man may rest,That man may rest,And return his thanks to God,For his blessings to the blest,For his blessings to the blest.
2. Holy day, devoid of strife;Let us seek eternal lifeThat great reward,That great reward,And partake the sacramentIn remembrance of our Lord,In remembrance of our Lord.
3. Sweetly swells the solemn soundWhile we bring our gifts aroundOf broken hearts,Of broken hearts,As a willing sacrifice,Showing what his grace imparts,Showing what his grace imparts.
4. Happy type of things to come,When the Saints are gathered homeTo praise the Lord,To praise the LordIn eternity of bliss,All as one with sweet accord,All as one with sweet accord.
5. Holy, holy is the Lord;Precious, precious is his word;Repent and live;Repent and live;Though your sins be crimson red,Oh, repent, and he’ll forgive,Oh, repent, and he’ll forgive.
6. Softly sing the joyful lay,For the Saints to fast and pray!As God ordains,As God ordains,For his goodness and his love,While the Sabbath day remains,While the Sabbath day remains.

These charts show the use of this song in English hymnbooks and other collections published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If a song appears in multiple editions of the same hymnbook, it is only counted once. [undetermined] means that tune information has not yet been entered in.

Tunes that have appeared with this song in English

Appearances of this song over time in English

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Gently Raise the Sacred Strain

, 146

Gently Raise the Sacred Strain

, no. 94

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

Gently Raise the Sacred Strain

Arr.: Cheryl Ann Blackley

Gently Raise the Sacred Strain

, 146

Gently Raise the Sacred Strain

, 146

Gently Raise the Sacred Strain

, no. 18

Arr.: Clay Christiansen

Gently Raise the Sacred Strain

, 9

Arr.: Merrill Bradshaw

Gently Raise the Sacred Strain

, no. 2

Gently Raise the Sacred Strain

, 92

Gently Raise the Sacred Stain (Women’s Voices)

, 357

Gently Raise the Sacred Strain

, 92

Gently Raise the Sacred Stain (Women’s Voices)

, 357

Gently Raise the Sacred Strain

, 92

Gently Raise the Sacred Stain (Women’s Voices)

, 357

Gently Raise the Sacred Strain

, 92

Gently Raise the Sacred Stain (Women’s Voices)

, 357

Gently Raise the Sacred Strain

, 92

Gently Raise the Sacred Stain

, 357

Gently Raise the Sacred Strain

, no. 65

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, 116

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, 116

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, 116

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, 57

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, 57

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, 57

Gently raise the sacred strain

, 295

Gently raise the sacred strain

, 295

Gently raise the sacred strain

, 295

Gently raise the sacred strain

, 295

Gently raise the sacred strain

, 295

Gently raise the sacred strain

, 295

Gently raise the sacred strain

, 295

Gently raise the sacred strain

, 295

The Sabbath Day

, Nov 1883

Gently Raise the Sacred Strain

, 46

Gently raise the sacred strain

, Nov 1906

Unofficial or Local Publications

Gently raise the sacred strain

, 21

Unofficial or Local Publications

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, 41

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, 178

Gently raise the sacred strain

, 146

Gently raise the sacred strain

, 145

Unofficial or Local Publications

Gently raise the sacred strain

, 58

Unofficial or Local Publications

Gently raise the sacred strain

, 58