The Sabbath Rest

by Hanno van der Bijl

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The lights have gone out
Darkness covers the land
The crowd has thinned and
The streets are empty

It’s time to rest
And time to stop
Time to observe
the Sabbath Rest

The Lord of the Sabbath
Sleeps to give us rest
Rest from our enemies
Rest from ourselves

This is the Sabbath
To end all Sabbaths
To usher in the Great Sabbath
The Shalom of God

This is the calm before the storm
The pregnant pause before the speech
The silence that fills the universe