213. The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended

1 The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended,
The darkness falls at Thy behest;
To Thee our morning hymns ascended,
Thy praise shall sanctify 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:
Thy kingdom stands, and grows forever,
Till all Thy creatures own Thy sway.

Text Information
First Line: The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended
Title: The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended
Author: John Ellerton (1870)
Meter: 9.8.9.8
Scripture: Psalm 42:8
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Day_Thou_Gavest_Lord_Is_Ended); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/d/a/daythoug.htm)
Tune Information
Name: ST. CLEMENT
Composer: Clement C. Scholefield (1874)
Meter: 9.8.9.8
Key: G Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Day_Thou_Gavest_Lord_Is_Ended); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/d/a/daythoug.htm)



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