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392. 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 you the high and lowly,
through ages joined in tune,
sing "Holy, holy, holy,"
to the great God triune,

2 On you, at the creation,
the light first had its birth;
on you, for our salvation,
Christ rose from depths of earth;
on you our Lord, victorious,
the Spirit sent from heav'n;
and thus on you, most glorious,
a triple light was giv'n.

3 You are a port protected
from storms that round us rise;
a garden intersected
with streams of paradise;
you are a cooling fountain
in life's dry, dreary sand;
from you, like Pisgah's mountain,
we view the promised land.

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 you, 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; Mod.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Scripture: Isaiah 58:13-14
Topic: The Church: The Lord's Day
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: MENDEBRAS
Arranger: Lowell Mason (1839)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Key: E♭ Major



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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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