70. O Day of Rest and Gladness

1 O day of rest and gladness,
O day of joy and light,
O balm of care and sadness,
Most beautiful, most bright;
On thee the high and lowly,
Through ages joined in tune,
Sing holy, holy, holy,
To the great God Triune.

2 On thee, at the Creation,
The light first had its birth;
On thee, for our salvation,
Christ rose from depths of earth;
On thee our Lord, victorious,
The Spirit sent from heaven;
And thus on thee, most glorious,
A triple light was given.

3 New graces ever gaining
From this our day of rest,
We reach the rest remaining
To spirits of the blest.
To Holy Ghost be praises,
To Father, and to Son;
The Church her voice upraises
To Thee, blest Three in One.


Text Information
First Line: O day of rest and gladness
Title: O Day of Rest and Gladness
Author: Christopher Wordsworth (1862)
Publication Date: 1955
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. D.
Scripture: Genesis 1:3; Isaiah 58:13-14
Topic: Adoration and Praise; Lord's Day, The; Trinity, The Holy (1 more...)
Tune Information
Arranger: Lowell Mason (1839)
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. D.
Key: F Major
Source: Old German Melody

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