O day of rest and gladnessAuthor: Christopher Wordsworth (1862)
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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,
Before th'eternal throne,
Sing, "Holy, holy, holy,"
To the great Three in One.
2 On thee at the Creation
The light first had its birth;
On thee for our salvation
Christ rose from depth of earth;
On thee our Lord victorious
The Spirit sent from heav'n;
And thus on thee, most glorious,
A three-fold light was giv'n.
3 Thou art a cooling fountain
In life's dry, dreary sand;
From thee, like Nebo's mountain,
We view our Promised Land;
A day of sweet reflection,
A day of holy love,
A day of resurrection
From earth to things above.
4 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.
5 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.
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|Title:||O Day of Rest and Gladness|
|Author:||Christopher Wordsworth (1862)|
O day of rest and gladness. Bishop C. Wordsworth, of Lincoln. [Sunday.] This is the opening hymn of his Holy Year, 1862, p. i., in 6 stanzas of 8 lines. It is a fine hymn, somewhat in the style of an Ode from a Greek Canon, and is in extensive use. Sometimes stanzas v. and vi. are given as a separate hymn, beginning, "To day on weary nations." In the 3rd edition of the Holy Year, 1863, the full hymn was given as No. 3. In the 1874 Supplement to the New Congregational Hymn Book, it is reduced to 4 stanzas of 8 lines, and is also somewhat altered.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|Instances (12)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #485||O day of rest and gladness||O Day of Rest and Gladness||C. Woodsworth, 1807-85||188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206||ELLACOMBE||A Major||English||1996|
|Evangelical Lutheran Worship #521||O day of rest and gladness||Christopher Wordsworth, 1807-1885||220.127.116.11 D||ELLACOMBE||A Major||2006|
|Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #393||O day of rest and gladness||O Day of Rest and Gladness||Christopher Wordsworth; Charles P. Price||George Ratcliffe Woodward||18.104.22.168 D||Genesis 1:3; Genesis 2:2-3; Leviticus 23:3; Genesis 1:3; Genesis 2:2-3; Leviticus 23:3; Psalm 116:7; Psalm 118:24; Isaiah 6:3; Isaiah 66:23; Matthew 28:1; Mark 16:2; Luke 24:1; John 20:19-22; Acts 2:1-4; Acts 20:7; Romans 10:5-15; Hebrews 4:9-10||ES FLOG EIN KLEINS WALDVÖGELEIN||G Major or modal||English||2013|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #48||O day of radiant gladness||Christopher Wordsworth, 1807-1855; Charles P. Price, b. 1920||George Ratcliffe Woodward, 1848-1934||22.214.171.124 D||ES FLOG EIN KLEINS WALDVÖGELEIN||G Major||English||1985|
|Living Hymns #5||O day of rest and gladness||[O day of rest and gladness]||1988|
|Lutheran Service Book #906||O day of rest and gladness||O Day of Rest and Gladness||Christopher Wordsworth, 1807-85; Charles P. Price, 1920-99||126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52||Hebrews 4:1; Matthew 28:1; Psalm 118:24; Isaiah 6:3||ELLACOMBE||G Major or modal||English||2006|
|Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #470||O day of radiant gladness||O Day of Radiant Gladness||Christopher Wordsworth; Charles P. Price||George Ratcliffe Woodward||184.108.40.206 D||Psalm 118:24||ES FLOG EIN KLEINS WALDVÖGELEIN||G Major||English||1990|
|Rejoice in the Lord #511||O day of rest and gladness||O Day of Rest and Gladness||Christopher Wordsworth||W. H. Monk||220.127.116.11 D||Mark 16:2; Genesis 1:3; Matthew 28:1; John 20:1; Acts 2:1; Hebrews 4:9||CRÜGER||F Major||5654323||English||1985|
|Revival Hymns and Choruses #85||O day of rest and gladness||O Day of Rest and Gladness||Christopher Wordsworth, 1807-1885||Lowell Mason, 1792-1872||MENDEBRAS||E Flat Major||English||1982|
|Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #382||O day of rest and gladness, O day of joy and light||ELLACOMBE||1985|
|The New Century Hymnal #66||O day of radiant gladness||O Day of Radiant Gladness||Charles P. Price; Christopher Wordsworth||George R. Woodward||18.104.22.168 D||ES FLOG EIN KLEINS WALDVÖGELEIN||G Major or Modal||1995|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #392||O day of rest and gladness||O Day of Rest and Gladness||Christopher Wordsworth||Lowell Mason||22.214.171.124 D||Isaiah 58:13-14||MENDEBRAS||E Flat Major||English||1990|