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The day is done, O God the Son

The day is done, O God the Son

Author: Patty Caroline Dunsterville
Published in 11 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The day is done;
O God the Son,
Look down upon Thy little one.

2 O Light of light,
Keep me this night,
And shed round me Thy presence bright.

3 I need not fear
If Thou art near;
Thou art my Savior, kind and dear.

4 Thy gentle eye
Is ever nigh,
It watches me when none is by.

5 Thy loving ear
Is ever near
Thy little children's prayers to hear.

6 So happily
And peacefully
I lay me down to rest in Thee.

7 To Father, Son,
And Spirit, One
In heaven and earth, all praise be done.

Source: Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #56

Author: Patty Caroline Dunsterville

Dunsterville, Patty Caroline, née Sellon, daughter of Captain Sellon, of the Royal Navy, and wife of Colonel Lionel D'Arcy Dunsterville, died at Teignmouth, Devon, Jan. 7, 1887. Her hymn "The day is done:—O God the Son" (Evening) is in Thring's Collection, 1882. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The day is done, O God the Son
Author: Patty Caroline Dunsterville



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

Little Children's Book #d90

Little Children's Book #d90

Lutheran Sunday School Hymnal. 9th ed. #d182

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Primary School Carols #59

School Carols #d284

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Sunday-School Book #270

The Children's Hymnal and Service Book #d157

The Primary Hymnal #d115

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The Riverdale Hymn Book #432

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Wartburg Hymnal #56

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