549. 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 heav'n;
And thus on thee most glorious
A triple light was giv'n.

3 Today on weary nations
The heav'nly manna falls;
To holy convocations
The silver trumpet calls,
Where gospel light is glowing
With pure and radiant beams,
And living water flowing
With soul-refreshing streams.

4 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.

Amen

Text Information
First Line: O day of rest and gladness
Title: O Day of Rest and Gladness
Author: Christopher Wordsworth (1862)
Publication Date: 1974
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D.
Scripture: Genesis 1:3; Genesis 2:2-3; Matthew 28:1; Acts 2:1; Acts 20:7; Hebrews 4:9
Tune Information
Name: MENDEBRAS
Arranger: Lowell Mason (1839)
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D.
Key: E♭ Major



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