796. The Day You Gave Us, Lord, Is Ended

1 The day You gave us, Lord, is ended;
The darkness falls at Your request.
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 her watch is keeping,
And never rests by day or night.

3 As over each continent and island
Each dawn leads on another day,
The voice of prayer is never silent,
Nor do the praises die away.

4 So be it, Lord; Your throne shall never,
Like earth’s proud kingdoms, pass away.
Your kingdom stands and grows forever
Until there dawns Your glorious day.

Text Information
First Line: The day You gave us, Lord, is ended
Title: The Day You Gave Us, Lord, Is Ended
Author: Johann Ellerton, 1826-93 (abr., alt.)
Meter: 98 98
Language: English
Publication Date: 2007
Topic: Evening
Tune Information
Composer: Clement C. Scolefield, 1839-1904
Meter: 98 98
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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