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511. 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
before th'eternal throne
sing "Holy, holy, holy"
to the great Thee-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 triple light was giv'n.

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: 1985
Meter: D iambic
Scripture: Mark 16:2; Genesis 1:3; Matthew 28:1; John 20:1; Acts 2:1; Hebrews 4:9
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: W. H. Monk (1868)
Meter: D iambic
Incipit: 56543 23
Key: F Major
Source: from J. Crüger, 1596-1662

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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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