1 The day you gave us, Lord, is ended,
the light now fades at your request;
To you our morning hymns ascended,
your praise shall sanctify our rest.
2 We thank you that your Church, unsleeping,
while earth rolls onward into light,
Through all the world its watch is keeping,
and rests not now by day or night.
3 As o’er each continent and island
the dawn leads on another day,
The voice of prayer is never silent,
nor dies the strain of praise away.
4 The sun that bids us rest is waking
our family members far away,
Who, while we sleep, are gladly taking
their turn to worship you and pray.
5 So be it, God. Your reign shall never,
like earth's proud empires, fade and fall.
Your reign endures, and grows forever
till all your creatures heed your call.
|First Line:||The day you gave us, God is ended|
|Title:||The Day You Gave Us, God, Is Ended|
|Author:||John Ellerton (1870, alt.)|
|Topic:||Church: Worship and Prayer; Evening; Rest|
|Composer:||Clement E. Scholefield (1874)|