1. 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,

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 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.

4. Thou art a holy ladder;

Where angels go and come;

Each Sunday finds us gladder;

Nearer to heaven, our home;

A day of sweet reflection,

Thou art a day of love;

A day of resurrection

From earth to things above.

5. 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.

6. 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.

1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)