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We have re-organized and expanded our SOWeR hymns and music page, not only making it more searchable but also adding much more information for our subscribers. Each hymn on our site now has its own web page,with text-only lyrics for use in bulletins and overhead projection, downloadable image files with words and music, lead sheets with guitar chords, as well as pdf files of full hymn scores from the ReClaim Hymnal.

This is a work in progress; it will take some time to complete all of the hymns. Be sure to check back as our online repertoire of music keeps growing!

Sola's Quickguide to Hymn Tunes: 
Check out this table that shows common hymn tunes you'll find on SOWeR's Hymns and Music page. 

Check out the printed versions:
ReClaim Hymnal Hardcover Pew Edition
ReClaim Hymnal Spiral-Bound Edition

O Day of Rest and Gladness

Public Domain

Lead Sheet (PDF)

melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)

Key of A
Key of G
Text: Christopher Wordsworth
Music: M. v. Werkmeister, Gesangbuch der Herzogl. Hofkapelle, 1784
Tune: Ave Maria, Klapper Und Lichter Morgenstern
LBW/WOV Hymn: #251
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #Sola
Category: General;    Theme: Comfort
Scripture: Hebrews 4:9

1 O day of rest and gladness, O day of joy and light,
O balm for care and sadness, Most beautiful, most bright;
On you the high and lowly, Through ages joined in tune,
Sing, "Holy, holy, holy," To the great God triune.

2 On you, at earth's creation, The light first had its birth;
On you, for our salvation, Christ rose from depths of earth;
On you, our Lord victorious The Spirit sent from heav'n;
And thus on you, most glorious, A three-fold light was giv'n.

3 Today on weary nations The heav'nly 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.

4 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 its voice upraises To you, blest Three in One.