The hours of day are over

The hours of day are over

Author: John Ellerton
Published in 29 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The hours of day are over,
The evening calls us home;
Once more to Thee, O Father,
With thankful hearts we come.
For all Thy countless blessings
We praise Thy holy Name,
And own Thy love unchanging,
Through days and years the same.

2 For this, O Lord, we bless Thee,
For this we thank Thee most:
The cleansing of the sinful,
The saving of the lost,
The Teacher ever present,
The Friend for ever nigh,
The home prepared by Jesus
For us above the sky.

3 Lord, gather all Thy children
To meet Thee there at last,
When earthly tasks are ended,
And earthly days are past;
With all our dear ones round us
In that eternal home,
Where death no more shall part us,
And night shall never come.


Source: Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #575

Author: John Ellerton

Ellerton, John, M.A., son of George Ellerton, was born in London, Dec. 16, 1826, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A. 1849; M.A. 1854). Taking Holy Orders he was successively Curate of Easebourne, Sussex, 1850; Brighton, and Lecturer of St. Peter's, Brighton, 1852; Vicar of Crewe Green, and Chaplain to Lord Crewe, 1860; Rector of Hinstock, 1872; of Barnes, 1876; and of White Roding, 1886. Mr. Ellerton's prose writings include The Holiest Manhood, 1882; Our Infirmities, 1883, &c. It is, however, as a hymnologist, editor, hymnwriter, and translator, that he is most widely known. As editor he published: Hymns for Schools and Bible Classes, Brighton, 1859. He was also co-editor with Bishop How and others of the Society for Promoting… Go to person page >

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First Line: The hours of day are over
Author: John Ellerton


The hours of work are over. Altered from "The hours of school are over," p. 1152, ii. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



Instances (1 - 29 of 29)

A Church of England Hymn Book #603

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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #26

Children's Praise and Worship #d159

Church Hymns with Tunes #580

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Church Hymns #207

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Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #575

Heart and Voice #d251

Heart and Voice #d254

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d713

Hymns and Tunes for Children of the Church #d187

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In Excelsis #83

Junior Church School Hymnal #d152

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Manual for the chapel of Girard College #217

Modern Festival Music, Book 3 #d8

Plymouth Sunday-School Hymnal #d183

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Praise Songs, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes #24

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S. Mary's hymnal #19

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Sparkling and Bright #106

Sunday School Hymns and Tunes #d91

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The Book of Worship #52

The Children's Hymnal #d196

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The Church Hymnary #843

The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d464

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The Lutheran Hymnary #567

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The New Laudes Domini #132

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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #193

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Voices of Praise #23

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