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85. 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,
Thru 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, 1807-1885
Publication Date: 1970
Topic: Lord's Day
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: MENDEBRAS
Arranger: Lowell Mason, 1792-1872
Key: E♭ Major
Source: German melody



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O DAY OF REST AND GLADNESS (Blue Psalter Hymnal 321 - Key D)
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O DAY OF REST AND GLADNESS (Blue Psalter 321 - Key F)
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PRAISE WAITS FOR THEE IN ZION (Blue Psalter 114)
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