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Day Is Done

Representative Text

1 Day is done, but love unfailing
Dwells ever here;
Shadows fall, but hope prevailing,
Calms ev'ry fear.
Loving Father, none forsaking,
Take our hearts, of love's own making,
Watch our sleeping, guard our waking,
Be always near.

2 Dark descends, but light unending
Shines through our night;
You are with us, ever lending
New strength to sight:
One in love, your truth confessing,
One in hope of heaven's blessing,
May we see, in love's possessing,
Love's endless light!

3 Eyes will close, but you, unsleeping,
Watch by our side;
Death may come, in love's safekeeping
Still we abide.
God of love, all evil quelling,
Sin forgiving, fear dispelling,
Stay with us, our hearts indwelling,
This eventide.

Source: Catholic Book of Worship III #661

Author: James Quinn

James Quinn (b. Glasgow, Scotland, April 21, 1919; d. Edinburgh, Scotland, April 8, 2010) was a Roman Catholic Jesuit priest who was ordained in 1950. As a consultant for the International Commission on English in the Liturgy, sparked by Vatican II, he has exerted influence far beyond his native Scotland. A collection of his hymn texts is available from Selah Publishing company. Sing a New Creation Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Day is done, but love unfailing
Title: Day Is Done
Author: James Quinn (1969)
Language: English
Copyright: © 1969, 1985, James Quinn, SJ. Published by OCP



Instances (1 - 22 of 22)

Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #628


Catholic Book of Worship III #661

Celebrating Grace Hymnal #516

Common Praise (1998) #20

Gather (3rd ed.) #858

Gather Comprehensive #758

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #751

Glory and Praise (3rd. ed.) #781

Text InfoAudio

Glory to God #676

Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #875

Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #853

Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #688

One in Faith #500

RitualSong (2nd ed.) #946

RitualSong #862

Singing Our Faith #6

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #8

The New Century Hymnal #92

The Presbyterian Hymnal #544

Voices United #433

Worship (3rd ed.) #677

Worship (4th ed.) #852

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