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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
Grace for the Sabbath
By Alice Lucas
 
TO Israel this day is joy ever bless’d,
Is light and is gladness, a Sabbath of rest.
Thou Sabbath of rest,
To a people distress’d,
To sorrowful souls,        5
A strong soul hast given.
From souls tempest-driven
Thou takest their sighing,
Thou takest their sighing,
Thou Sabbath of rest.        10
 
This Sabbath of rest,
O God, thou hast bless’d
And hallowed above
All the days of creation,
The care-laden nation        15
To peace and hope wakens,
To peace and hope wakens,
This Sabbath of rest.
 
To slaves giveth rest
The Sabbath behest,        20
We are free while we keep
Its statutes appointed.
A gift well anointed,
We bring thee, O loved One,
We bring thee, O loved One,        25
The Sabbath of rest.
 
O gladden our rest,
And our sanctuary bless’d
Restore thou, O Lord,
And grant Thy salvation        30
To Israel Thy nation,
Extolling and praising
Extolling and praising
The Sabbath of rest.
 
To Israel this day is joy ever bless’d        35
Is light and is gladness, a Sabbath of rest.
 
 
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