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THE SABBATH HOLY




O day of rest and gladness,
of 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 cooling fountain
in life’s dry, dreary sand;
From thee, like Pisgah’s mountain,
we view our promised land.
A day of sweeet perfection,
a day of holy love,
A day of resurrection,
from earth to things above.


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.


---Alternative verses---


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 the eternal 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.


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.


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.


May we, new graces gaining
from this our day of rest,
attain the rest remaining
to spirits of the blessed.
And their our voices raising,
to Father, Spirit, Son,
for evermore be praising
the blessèd Three in One.


O day of radiant gladness,
O day of joy and light,
O balm of care and sadness,
most beautiful, most bright;
this day the high and lowly,
through ages joined in tune,
sing, "Holy, holy, holy,"
to the great God Triune.


This day at the creation,
the light first had its birth;
this day for our salvation
Christ rose from depths of earth;
this day our Lord victorious
the Spirit sent from heaven,
and thus this day most glorious
a triple light was given.


This day, God’s people meeting,
his Holy Scripture hear;
his living presence greeting,
through Bread and Wine made near.
We journey on, believing
renewed with heavenly might,
from grace more grace receiving
on this blest day of light.


That light our hope sustaining,
we walk the pilgrim way,
at length our rest attaining,
our endless Sabbath day.
We sing to thee our praises,
O Father, Spirit, Son;
the Church her voice upraises
to thee, blest Three in One.

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LYRICS
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1858,1869
      Bible Refs: Ex 20:10; Is 58:13;
      MUSIC
      Name: MEIRIONYDD
      Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1840
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 227Eb
        # 275Eb
        # 979Eb
        # 429Eb
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        7 6 7 6 D
        7 6 7 6 D
        7 6 7 6 D
        7 6 7 6 D
        7 6 7 6 D
        7 6 7 6 D
        7 6 7 6 D
        7 6 7 6 D
        7 6 7 6 D
        7 6 7 6 D
        7 6 7 6 D
        7 6 7 6 D
        7 6 7 6 D
        7 6 7 6 D
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