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437. The Day You Gave Us, God, Is Ended

1 The day you gave us, God, is ended,
the sun is sinking in the west;
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 a 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
your church beneath the western sky,
and hour by hour fresh lips are making
your wondrous doings heard on high.

5 So be it, God! Your throne shall never,
like earth's proud empires, pass away;
your rule remains and grows forever,
until there dawns that glorious day.

Text Information
First Line: The day you gave us, God, is ended
Title: The Day You Gave Us, God, Is Ended
Author: John Ellerton (1870, alt. 1994)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 9 8 9 8
Topic: The Church at Worship: Closing and Evening Hymns; Church: Ecumenism; Church: Permanence (21 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Clement Cotterill Scholefield (1874)
Meter: 9 8 9 8
Key: G Major

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