#68: O Day of Rest and Gladness

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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, 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 stream.

4

New graces ever gaining From this our day of rest,

We reach teh 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.

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