O Day of Rest and Gladness

Text:  Christopher Wordsworth  1862
Music:  German melody arr. by Lowell Mason 
Tune:  Mendebras  76.76D
OHT Incipit:  12333 21215 13555

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,
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 Heav'n;
And thus on thee most glorious
A triple light was given.

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.

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.

The Ames Hymn Collection

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