575. The hours of day are over

1 The hours of day are over,
The evening calls us home;
Once more to Thee, O Father,
With thankful hearts we come.
For all Thy countless blessings
We praise Thy holy Name,
And own Thy love unchanging,
Through days and years the same.

2 For this, O Lord, we bless Thee,
For this we thank Thee most:
The cleansing of the sinful,
The saving of the lost,
The Teacher ever present,
The Friend for ever nigh,
The home prepared by Jesus
For us above the sky.

3 Lord, gather all Thy children
To meet Thee there at last,
When earthly tasks are ended,
And earthly days are past;
With all our dear ones round us
In that eternal home,
Where death no more shall part us,
And night shall never come.


Text Information
First Line: The hours of day are over
Author: John Ellerton (1858)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1917
Topic: Hymns for Children
Tune Information
Composer: George M. Garrett (1889)
Meter: 7 6, 7 6. D.
Key: A Major

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