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THE LORD'S DAY
|O Day of Rest and Gladness||7|
|(MENDEBRAS. 7,6,7,6, D.)|
|Christopher Wordsworth,1862||Arranged by Lowell Mason,1839|
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 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.