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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
The Day of Rest
By Gustav Gottheil
 
COME, O Sabbath day, and bring
Peace and healing on thy wing,
And to every troubled breast
Speak of the divine behest:
    Thou shalt rest!        5
 
Earthly longing bid retire,
Guard our passions’ hurtful fire;
To the wayward, sin-oppressed,
Bring thou the divine behest;
    Thou shalt rest.        10
 
Wipe from every cheek the tear:
Banish care, and silence fear;
All things working for the best,
Teach us the divine behest,
    Thou shalt rest.        15
 
 
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