Keeping the Sabbath

"Keeping the Sabbath" is the second song in Scott Wheeler's song set Sunday Songs.

Date: 1999Composer: Scott WheelerText: Emily DickinsonSong Collection: Sunday Songs

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Some keep the Sabbath going to Church – (poem 236)
by Emily Dickinson

Some keep the Sabbath going to Church –
I keep it, staying at Home –
With a Bobolink for a Chorister –
And an Orchard, for a Dome –

Some keep the Sabbath in Surplice –
I, just wear my Wings –
And instead of tolling the Bell, for Church,
Our little Sexton – sings.

God preaches, a noted Clergyman –
And the sermon is never long,
So instead of getting to Heaven, at last –
I’m going, all along.

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