Before the day draws near its ending

Representative Text

1 Before the day draws near its ending,
And evening steals o'er earth and sky,
Once more to Thee our hymns ascending
Shall speak Thy praises, Lord Most High.

2 O Light all clear, O Truth most holy,
O boundless Mercy pardoning all,
Before Thy feet, abashed and lowly,
With one last prayer Thy children fall.

3 When we no more on earth adore Thee,
And others worship here in turn,
O may we sing that song before Thee,
Which none but Thy redeemed can learn.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnbook #57

Author: John Ellerton

John Ellerton (b. London, England, 1826; d. Torquay, Devonshire, England, 1893) Educated at King William's College on the Isle of Man and at Trinity College, Cambridge, England, he was ordained in the Church of England in 1851. He served six parishes, spending the longest time in Crewe Green (1860-1872), a church of steelworkers and farmers. Ellerton wrote and translated about eighty hymns, many of which are still sung today. He helped to compile Church Hymns and wrote its handbook, Notes and Illustrations to Church Hymns (1882). Some of his other hymn texts were published in The London Mission Hymn Book (1884). Bert Polman… Go to person page >

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First Line: Before the day draws near its ending
Author: John Ellerton

Tune

RENDEZ À DIEU

GENEVAN 98/118 is the one tune in the Psalter Hymnal used for two psalms. It was first published in the 1551 Genevan Psalter as a setting for Psalm 118; in the 1562 edition it was also set to Psalm 98 (hence both numbers in the tune name). The tune is also often named RENDEZ A DIEV, the French incip…

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SUNSET (Stocks)


WENN WIR IN HÖCHSTEN NÖTEN SEIN

LES COMMANDEMENS (French for "the commandments"), a rich and graceful tune in the Hypo-Ionian mode (major), was used in the Genevan Psalter (1547) for the Decalogue and for Psalm 140, and later in British psalters and in the Lutheran tradition. The first setting in the Psalter Hymnal derives from Cl…

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Church Hymns and Tunes for use in Baptist Churches #d47

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Common Praise #45

Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #d25

Hymnal for Colleges and Schools. 3rd ed. #d26

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d56

Hymns for Worship #d22

Pilgrim Hymnal #508

Songs for Worship #d17

The Book of Common Praise #26

The Harvard University Hymn Book #38

Text

The Hymnal #509

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The Hymnbook #57

The Milton Hymnal #d22

The Oxford American Hymnal for Schools and Colleges #31a

The Oxford American Hymnal for Schools and Colleges #31b

Worship and Hymns for All Occasions #d23

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