“A well-spent Sabbath we feel to be a day of heaven upon earth. For this reason we wish our Sabbaths to he wholly given to God. We love to spend the whole time in the public and private exercises of God’s worship, except so much as is taken up in the works A necessity and mercy. We love to rise early on that morning, and to sit up late, that we may have a long day with God.”
It was M‘Cheyne’s usual practice to rise at 6am on the Lord’s Day, and not to go to bed until midnight, so that he might spend as much time with God on His day as possible. I know he was a single man but that is the spirit we ought to have.