Our day of praise is done

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1 Our day of praise is done;
the evening shadows fall;
but pass not from us with the sun,
true Light that lightenest all.

2 Around the throne on high,
where night can never be,
the white-robed harpers of the sky
bring ceaseless hymns to thee.

3 Too faint our anthems here;
too soon of praise we tire;
but O the strains how full and clear
of that eternal choir!

4 Yet, Lord, to thy dear will
if thou attune the heart,
we in thine angels’ music still
may bear our lower part.

5 ’Tis thine each soul to calm,
each wayward thought reclaim,
and make our life a daily psalm
of glory to thy name.

6 A little while, and then
shall come the glorious end;
and songs of angels and of men
in perfect praise shall blend.

Source: CPWI Hymnal #21

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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SCHUMANN (51567)

SCHUMANN is one of many hymn tunes arranged by Lowell Mason (PHH 96). He first published the arrangement in Cantica Laudis (1850), a collection he edited with George J. Webb (PHH 559). First called WHITE, the tune was marked "Arr. from Schumann" and was thus ascribed to the German composer Robert A.…

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