Sunday…

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, through ages joined in tune,
Sing holy, holy, holy, to the great God Triune.

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.

Thou art a port, protected from storms that round us rise;
A garden, intersected with streams of paradise;
Thou art a cooling fountain in life’s dry, dreary sand;
From thee, like Pisgah’s mountain, we view our promised land.

Thou art a holy ladder, where angels go and come;
Each Sunday finds us gladder, nearer to heaven, our home;
A day of sweet refection, thou art a day of love,
A day of resurrection from earth to things above.

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 blessed.
To Holy Ghost be praises, to Father, and to Son;
The church her voice upraises to Thee, blessed Three in One.

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  1. This goes so well with the theme of our worship this morning. Beautiful.

  2. i sure did enjoy listening to this! as a pastor’s family, you know that our Sundays are often NOT days of rest.

    it was timely that you would post this today….we are on vacation…we had our own family church service this morning. then, for the rest of the day, we truly rested…no housework, no phone calls, no meetings…just rest!

    (i plan to post this on my blog…thanks again for posting.)

  3. Beautiful song.Love the verses.

    Screwed Up Texan’s last blog post..Note to Son’s Teacher

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