80. The Day Thou Gavest, Lord

1 The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended,
The darkness falls at thy behest;
To thee our morning hymns ascended,
Thy praise shall hallow now our rest.

2 We thank thee that thy church, unsleeping
While earth rolls onward into light,
Through all the world her 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 brethren 'neath the western sky,
And hour by hour fresh lips are making
Thy wondrous doings heard on high.

5 So be it, Lord; thy Throne shall never,
Like earth's proud empires, pass away:
But stand, and rule, and grow for ever,
Till all thy creatures own thy sway.


Text Information
First Line: The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended
Title: The Day Thou Gavest, Lord
Author: John Ellerton (1870)
Publication Date: 1970
Meter: 9. 8. 9. 8.
Topic: Evening hymns; Lord's Day
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Clement C. Scholefield (1874)
Meter: 9. 8. 9. 8.
Key: G Major

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