23a. Our day of praise is done

1 Our day of praise is done;
The evening shadows fall;
But pass not from us with the sun,
True Light that lightenest all.

2 Around the throne on high,
Where night can never be,
The white-robed harpers of the sky
Bring ceaseless hymns to Thee.

3 Too faint our anthems here;
Too soon of praise we tire;
But oh, the strains how full and clear
Of that eternal choir!

4 Yet, Lord, to Thy dear will
If Thou attune the heart,
We in Thine angel's music still
May bear our lower part.

5 'Tis Thine each soul to calm,
Each wayward thought reclaim,
And make our life a daily psalm
Of glory to Thy name.

6 A little while, and then
Shall come the glorious end;
And songs of angels and of men
In perfect praise shall blend.


Text Information
First Line: Our day of praise is done
Author: J. Ellerton
Meter: S. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1892
Topic: Daily Prayer: Evening; Daily Prayer: The Lord's Day
Tune Information
Composer: J. Hopkins
Meter: S. M.
Key: G Major

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