Safely Through Another Week (Trumpet)

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Safely Through Another Week

John Newton, Lowell Mason
Eddie Lewis on Trumpet

Here is a hymn from the same hymnist who wrote Amazing Grace. Safely Through Another Week is one of hundreds of hymns he wrote in the 18th century. It is just as beautiful and relevant today as it was then.

That’s part of what makes a great hymn, is the timelessness.

unadorned trumpet hymns ii - safely through another week

Unadorned Trumpet Hymns

This video is part of our Unadorned Trumpet Hymn series. This series started out as a first fruits offering with recordings only (no video). I began doing this a couple years before I became active on YouTube. Later I decided it would be a great idea to do video of the hymns.

Part of the reason why we don’t show both parts on the video is because I’m not using a click track. I want the hymns to be as natural and genuine as possible. So, no click tracks. But that means I cannot record the harmony parts without stopping to do alternate takes. The first part is always what-you-see-is-what-you-get. I do not edit the melody. If there are imperfections, I leave them in the recording. But the second part cannot be recorded that way.

A Sabbath Message

From our worldly cares set free, May we rest this day in Thee.

Safely Through Another Week lyrics by John Newton

Many Christians today do not observe the sabbath. I guess they forget that it is one of the ten commandments?

I have been trying to observe a sabbath each week for a couple decades now. One book I read, Holy In Christ by Andrew Murray, really hits that point home. The sabbath is “Holy to the Lord”. The central idea of the book comes from the verse in the Bible that says that we are to be holy because God is holy (1 Peter 1:16). The sabbath is part of this.

We don’t make the sabbath holy with our behavior. The sabbath is holy only because God made it holy. If we want to walk in God’s will, then we must observe the sabbath in our weekly work lives.

The last verse of Safely Through Another Week says this about the sabbath:

May thy gospel’s joyful sound
conquer sinners, comfort saints;
may the fruits of grace abound,
bring relief for all complaints;
thus may all our Sabbaths prove,
’til we join the church above.

Safely Through Another Week lyrics by John Newton

My Prayer for You

If you are a Christian but you are not observing a sabbath, then my prayer for you is that you will try to set a day aside per week. Give that time to God. Seek His rest, the rest that He has for you, rest that He planned for you long before you were born.

Full Text of Lyrics for Safely Through Another Week

1 Safely through another week
God has brought us on our way;
let us now a blessing seek,
waiting in his courts today;
day of all the week the best,
emblem of eternal rest.

2 While we pray for pard’ning grace
through the dear Redeemer’s name,
show thy reconciled face;
take away our sin and shame;
from our earthly cares set free,
may we rest this day in thee.

3 Here we come thy name to praise;
let us feel thy presence near;
may thy glory meet our eyes
while we in thy house appear;
here afford us, Lord, a taste
of our everlasting feast.

4 May thy gospel’s joyful sound
conquer sinners, comfort saints;
may the fruits of grace abound,
bring relief for all complaints;
thus may all our Sabbaths prove,
’til we join the church above.

More information for this hymn can be found at Hymnary.org.

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