9. O Day of Rest and Gladness

1 O day of rest and gladness,
O day of joy and light,
O balm of cure 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 depths 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 heavenly 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.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: O day of rest and gladness
Title: O Day of Rest and Gladness
Author: Christopher Wordsworth (1862, alt.)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: Adoration: Lord's Day
Tune Information
Name: ELLACOMBE
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Key: B♭ Major
Source: "Gesangbuch d. Harzogl, Würtembert, Hofkapelle", 1784



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