Sacred Songs and Solos Lyrics
Hymn No.270

First Line: O day of rest and gladness,

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
Before th' eternal throne
Sing Holy, Holy, Holy,
To God the Three in One !

2 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.

3 Thou art a cooling fountain
In life's dry, dreary sand ;
From thee, like Pisgah's mountain,
We view our promised land ;
A day of sweet refection,
A day of holy love,
A day of resurrection
From earth to things above.

4 To-day 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.

5 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.