The day of praise is done

The day of praise is done

Author: John Ellerton; Author: Anne Steele
Published in 38 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The day of praise is done;
The evening shadows fall;
Yet pass not from us with the sun,
True Light that lightenest all.

2 Around Thy throne on high
Where night can never be,
The white-robed harpers of the sky
Bring ceaseless songs to Thee.

3 Too faint our anthems here;
Too soon of praise we tire;
But oh! 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 'T is Thine each soul to calm,
Each wayward thought reclaim,
And make our daily life a psalm
Of glory to Thy Name.

6 shine thou within us, the,
A day that knows no end,
Till songs of angels and of men
In prefect praise shall blend.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

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 >

Author: Anne Steele

Anne Steele was born at Broughton, Hampshire, in 1717. Her father was a timber merchant, and at the same time officiated as the lay pastor of the Baptist Society at Broughton. Her mother died when she was 3. At the age of 19 she became an invalid after injuring her hip. At the age of 21 she was engaged to be married but her fiance drowned the day of the wedding. On the occasion of his death she wrote the hymn "When I survey life's varied scenes." After the death of her fiance she assisted her father with his ministry and remained single. Despite her sufferings she maintained a cheerful attitude. She published a book of poetry Poems on subjects chiefly devotional in 1760 under the pseudonym "Theodosia." The remaining works were published a… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The day of praise is done
Author: John Ellerton
Author: Anne Steele
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Notes: Instances differ as to whether the text is by Anne Steele or John Ellerton.

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 38 of 38)
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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #125

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d838

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Christian Praise #27

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Gloria Deo #614

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Hymnal Amore Dei #28

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #346

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #267

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d705

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Hymnal, Amore Dei #28

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Hymnal, Amore Dei. Rev. ed. #a28

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Hymnal #346

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Hymnal #346

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Laudes Domini #187

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Manual for the chapel of Girard College #215

Prayer and Praise Book #d155

Prayer Book and Hymnal for the Sunday School #d117

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #357

Selected Hymn Tunes with Words for Church and Home. First series #d41

Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d517

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Sunlight in Sacred Song #129

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Sursum Corda #53a

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Sursum Corda #53b

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d814

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The Baptist Praise Book #80

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The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs #125

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The Catholic Hymnal #177

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #346

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d835

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The Church Praise Book #54

The Church-Book #d416

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The Evangelical Hymnal with Tunes #29

The Friends' Hymnal #d581

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The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #a614

The Gospel Praise Book #d415

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The Hymnal #346

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The New Laudes Domini #208

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #715

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #715

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