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 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, 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.
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.
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.