Sweet Is the Work

First line: Sweet is the work, my God, my King / Sweet is the work / Sweet is the work, my Savior, Lord / Sweet is the work, my God, my King, To praise / Sweet is the work, my God, my King, To praise thy name / Sweet is the work, my God, my King, To praise thy

Original language: English

Words: Isaac Watts
Music: John J. McClellan


Sweet Is the Work
, 147


1. Sweet is the work, my God, my King,To praise thy name, give thanks and sing,To show thy love by morning light,And talk of all thy truths at night.
2. Sweet is the day of sacred rest.No mortal care shall seize my breast.Oh, may my heart in tune be found,Like David’s harp of solemn sound!
3. My heart shall triumph in my LordAnd bless his works and bless his word.Thy works of grace, how bright they shine!How deep thy counsels, how divine!
4. But, oh, what triumph shall I raiseTo thy dear name through endless days,When in the realms of joy I seeThy face in full felicity!
5. Sin, my worst enemy before,Shall vex my eyes and ears no more.My inward foes shall all be slain,Nor Satan break my peace again.
6. Then shall I see and hear and knowAll I desired and wished below,And every pow’r find sweet employIn that eternal world of joy.

Sweet Is the Work (Women)
, 317


1. Sweet is the work, my God, my King,To praise thy name, give thanks and sing,To show thy love by morning light,And talk of all thy truths at night.
2. Sweet is the day of sacred rest.No mortal care shall seize my breast.Oh, may my heart in tune be found,Like David’s harp of solemn sound!
3. My heart shall triumph in my LordAnd bless his works and bless his word.Thy works of grace, how bright they shine!How deep thy counsels, how divine!
4. But, oh, what triumph shall I raiseTo thy dear name through endless days,When in the realms of joy I seeThy face in full felicity!
5. Sin, my worst enemy before,Shall vex my eyes and ears no more.My inward foes shall all be slain,Nor Satan break my peace again.
6. Then shall I see and hear and knowAll I desired and wished below,And every pow’r find sweet employIn that eternal world of joy.

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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Sweet Is the Work

, 147

Sweet Is the Work (Women)

, 317

Sweet Is the Work (SATB)

, no. 20

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin

Sweet Is the Work

, 13

Sweet Is the Work

, no. 19

Sweet Is the Work

, no. 96

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

Sweet Is the Work

, 2

Artist: Women’s choir from BYU–Idaho; Eda Ashby (director); Molly Patrick (organ)

Sweet Is the Work

, 2

Artist: Combined choir from Provo, Utah

Arr.: James C. Kasen

Sweet Is the Work

, 1

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Arr.: Ryan Murphy

Sweet Is the Work

, 1

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Sweet Is the Work

, 1

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Sweet Is the Work

, 3

Artist: Combined Primary, Young Women, and Relief Society choir

Sweet Is the Work

, 1

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Arr.: Ryan Murphy

Sweet Is the Work

, 1

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Sweet Is the Work

, 2

Artist: Relief Society choir

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin

Sweet Is the Work

, 1

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Sweet Is the Work

, 4

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Sweet Is the Work

, 4

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Sweet Is the Work

, 3

Artist: Melchizedek Priesthood choir

Sweet Is the Work

, 4

Artist: Murray Young Women Choir

Sweet Is the Work

, 7

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Sweet Is the Work

, 4

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

Sweet Is the Work

, 3

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Sweet Is the Work

, 3

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Sweet Is the Work

, 34

Arr.: Michael F. Moody

Sweet Is the Work

, 3

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Sweet Is the Work

, no. 221

Sweet Is the Work

, 147

Sweet Is the Work (Women)

, 317

Sweet Is the Work

, 147

Sweet Is the Work (Women)

, 317

Sweet Is the Work

, 5

Artist: Father/son priesthood choir

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin; Willard R. Kesling

Sweet Is the Work

, 4

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Sweet Is the Work

, 7

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Sweet is the Work

, 2

Artist: Men of the Tabernacle Choir; Men of the Mormon Youth Chorus

Sweet is the Work

, 1

Artist: Combined choir from BYU

Arr.: Ralph Woodward

Sweet Is the Work

, no. 321

Sweet Is the Work

, no. 233

Sweet Is the Work

, 7

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Sweet Is the Work

, no. 302

Sweet is the Work

, 1

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Sweet is the Work

, 3

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Sweet Is the Work

, no. 22

Arr.: Margaret C. Richards

Sweet Is the Work, My God, My King

, no. 29

Sweet Is the Work

, 2

Artist: Primary Leaders Chorus

Sweet Is the Work, My God, My King

, no. 1a

Sweet Is the Work, My God, My King

, 1

Sweet Is the Work, My God, My King

, 27

Sweet Is the Work, My God, My King

, 168

Sweet Is the Work, My God, My King (Men’s Voices)

, 307

Sweet Is the Work, My God, My King (Women’s Voices)

, 384

Sweet Is the Work, My God, My King

, 168

Sweet Is the Work, My God, My King (Men’s Voices)

, 307

Sweet Is the Work, My God, My King (Women’s Voices)

, 384

Sweet Is the Work, My God, My King

, 168

Sweet Is the Work, My God, My King (Men’s Voices)

, 307

Sweet Is the Work, My God, My King (Women’s Voices)

, 384

Sweet Is the Work, My God, My King

, 168

Sweet Is the Work, My God, My King (Men’s Voices)

, 307

Sweet Is the Work, My God, My King (Women’s Voices)

, 384

Sweet Is the Work, My God, My King

, 168

Sweet is the Work, My God, My King

, 307

Sweet Is the Work, My God, My King

, 384

Sweet is the Work, My God, My King

, no. 335

Sweet Is the Work

, 52a

Arr.: J. Spencer Cornwall

Sweet is the Work, My God, My King

, 91

Sweet is the Work, My God, My King

, 91

Sweet is the Work, My God, My King

, 91

Sweet is the Work, My God, My King

, 91

Sweet is the Work, My God, My King

, 91

Sweet is the Work, My God, My King

, 91

Sweet is the Work

, 35

Sweet is the Work

, 35

Sweet is the Work, My God, My King

, 29

Sweet Is the Work

, Jan 2010

Contributor: James Loynes

Sweet Is the Work

, Jan 2011

Contributor: Judith Roberts Spragg

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 77

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 77

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 77

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 77

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 77

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 77

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 77

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 77

Unofficial or Local Publications

Sweet Is the Work

, 23

Arr.: Henry E. Giles

Sweet is the Work (Duet and Chorus)

, 25

Other Christian Denominations

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 183

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 77

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 50

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 121

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 121

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 121

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 121

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 121

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 121

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 121

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 121

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 121

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 121

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 121

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 120

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 121

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 121

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 121

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 120

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 120

Sweet is the work, my God, my King

, 120