#71: Blessed day of Rest and Cheer


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


Blessed day of rest and cheer!

Day divine, to us so dear!

When we gather, old and young,

Joining here in pray’r and song.


Now the week of toil is o’er,

And in peace we sit once more;

In Thy presence, gracious Lord,

Waiting for thy holy Word.


Lor,d our god, we seek Thy face,

Bless us with sustaining grace.

May Thy heralds ev’ry where,

Faithfully Thy truth declare.


Let Thy mighty word hold sway

Over all our hearts today,

Hung’ring souls, good Shepherd, feed,

Into pastures green us lead.


May, O Lord, the day be near,

When we pass from trials here

Into Thine eternal rest,

In the mansions of the blest.


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