Sunday, 19 September 2010

Day of Rest

From "O Day of Rest and Gladness" by Christopher Wandsworth - 1862

verse 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.

1 comment:

robert said...

Thanks for posting a bit of Christopher Wordsworth's hymn. It is one of the best Lord's Day hymns we have--and today happens to be the 203rd anniversary of Mr. Wordsworth's birth.

If you enjoy reading about our hymns and their authors, I invite you to check out my daily blog on the subject, Wordwise Hymns.

And if you’ll excuse a brief “commercial:” If you do not have a good book on the subject of our Christmas carols, I encourage you to take a look at my own, Discovering the Songs of Christmas. In it, I discuss the history and meaning of 63 carols and Christmas hymns. The book is available through Amazon, or directly from Jebaire Publishing. (Might make a great gift too!)