Sabbath Has No End
DESCRIPTION: Gwine to walk about Zion, I really do believe, Walk about Zion, I really do believe, Walk about....Sabbath has no end. I did view one angel In one angel stand, Let's mark him down with the forehead." "Going to follow King Jesus." "I love God certain."
EARLIEST DATE: 1867 (Allen/Ware/Garrison)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Allen/Ware/Garrison, p. 69. "Sabbath Has No End" (1 text, 1 tune)
Barton, pp. 37-38, "Sabbath Has No End" (1 text, 1 tune)
Dett, p. 201, "Oh, Religion Is a Fortune" (1 text, 1 tune; p. 189 in the 1874 edition)
Parrish 39, pp. 172-173, "Sabbath Has No End" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #11969 and 12027
NOTES [205 words]: There are several references in the Bible to people with special marks on their foreheads. In Ezekiel 9, a man clothed in linen is instructed to mark the foreheads of those who dislike idolatry, so that they may be spared persecution. But most of the mentions are in the Apocalypse.
In 7:3, the servants of God are to receive a mark on the forehead. In 9:4, those who do not have it are to be punished. In 14:1, the name of the Father and the Lamb are written on the heads of saints. Servants of God also have a mark on their foreheads in 22:4.
On the other hand, in 13:16, the servants of the Beast are marked so that they can engage in commerce. In 14;9, it is declared that these will be punished. This mark is also mentioned in 20:4. The Great Whore also has a name on her forehead in 17:5.
I guess this is what happens when you don't have tamper-proof ID cards....
It has become Christan tradition, on Ash Wednesday, to mark the penitents' heads with the burnt palm ashes, but this is not Biblical, Our knowledge of the history of early traditions such as Lent is very sketchy, but it is not based directly on the Bible. - RBW
Dett's verses end "O religion is a fortune, I really do believe, where Sabbaths have no end." - BS
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