Restore us our shrine—O remember our ruin
And save now and comfort the sorely opprest
Now sitting at Sabbath, all singing and praising
The Sabbath of rest.
This day is for Israel light and rejoicing,
A Sabbath of rest.
For the Talmudic references see Introduction. Among the Scriptural references are Esther viii. 16, Psalm lxxvi. 12, cxix. 4, Genesis ii. 2, xliii. 34, Exod. xx. 10, Jeremiah xl. 5, xlviii. 41.