Monday, May 13, 2013

O Day of Rest and Gladness

O day of rest and gladness,
O day of joy and light,
O balm of care and sadness,
Must beautiful, most bright;
On thee, the high and lowly,
Bending before the throne,
Sing "Holy, Holy, Holy,"
To the great Three in One.

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 heaven;
And thus on thee, most glorious,
A triple light was given.

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.

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.

C. Wordsworth/L. Mason
Broadman Hymnal

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