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The day is past and gone, Great God, we bow to Thee

The day is past and gone, Great God, we bow to Thee

Translator: William John Blew (1849)
Published in 20 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The day is past and gone;
Great God, we bow to Thee;
Again, as shades of night steal on,
Unto Thy side we flee.

2 Oh, when shall that day come,
Ne’er sinking in the west,
That country and that happy home,
Where none shall break our rest.

3 Where we, preserved beneath
The shelter of Thy wing,
Forevermore Thy praise shall breathe,
And of Thy mercy sing.

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #41

Translator: William John Blew

Blew, William John, M.A., son of William Blew, born April 13, 1808, and educated at Great Ealing School, and Wadham College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1830, and M.A., 1832. On taking Holy Orders, Mr. Blew was Curate of Nuthurst and Cocking, and St. Anne's, Westminster, and for a time Incumbent of St. John's next Gravesend. Besides translations from Homer (Iliad, bks. i., ii., &c.) and Æschylus (Agamemnon the King), and works on the Book of Common Prayer, including a paraphrase on a translation of the same in Latin, he edited the Breviarium Aherdonense, 1854; and published a pamphlet on Hymns and Hymn Books, 1858; and (with Dr. H. J. Gauntlett) The Church Hymn and Tune Book, 1852, 2nd ed. 1855. Tho hymns in this last work are chief… Go to person page >

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First Line: The day is past and gone, Great God, we bow to Thee
Translator: William John Blew (1849)
Source: Latin

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #122

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d835

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #554

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Carmina Sanctorum #554

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Gloria Deo #41

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d665

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #175

Hymnal for Schools #d166

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1230

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Hymns of the Advent #317

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New Manual of Praise #169

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Our Sunday School #27

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Songs of Pilgrimage #1081

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The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs #122

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The Catholic Hymnal #184

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d832

The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #d578

The Hymnal for Schools #d166

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The Packer Hymnal #16

The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d579

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