Shabbat Shalom, Blessed Sabbath Peace! A greeting, and a grand release,
departing from our own pursuits, to revel in His gracious fruits,
Love, Joy, And PEACE, to name a few, when we rest as commanded to!
Shabbat Shalom! A glorious rest! A part of all that God thinks best!
Time to revere His matchless Name, a time to rest from work and game,
to search His Word, and seek His face, and bask in His unfailing Grace!
Shabbat Shalom! Not a mere suggestion, but a command designed to aid digestion,
allowing mind and body time to repair, the strains and bruises which work put there.
God's people would be wise to heed, and get the rest their systems need!
Shabbat Shalom! A glad refrain, which means it's time to rest again!
A love command, from a God of love, to prepare us for that rest above,
and for now, as well, as we faithfully seek, refreshing for another week.
Shabbat Shalom, a sweet respite, to praise my God, with all my might,
and revel in His love and care, it is so sweet to meet Him there.
Shabbat Shalom, My God knows best! So I Praise Him for this time of rest!
Shabbat Shalom! Dear Chavarim, I hope you too will rest in Him,
One day of seven is not that much, we have six more to work and such.
His people must attentive be, if they'd be blessed, as they hope to be!
Shabbat Shalom! Bids us to find, a place where we renew our mind,
press into God, who is our rest, obeying Him is always best!
And so with pleasure, and a contented sigh, I rest in knowing My God is nigh.