O day of rest and gladness

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Lyricist: Christopher Wordsworth

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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 the eternal throne
Sing Holy, Holy, Holy,
To the great Three 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 heaven;
And thus on thee most glorious
A triple light was given.

3  Today on weary nations
The heavenly manna falls,
To holy convocations
The silver trumpet calls,
Where Gospel-light is growing
With pure and radiant beams,
And living water flowing
With soul-refreshing streams.

4  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.


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