The hours of day are over

The hours of day are over

Author: John Ellerton
Published in 29 hymnals

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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)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Church of England Hymn Book: adapted to the daily services of the Church throughout the year #603
A Hymnal and Service Book for Sunday Schools, Day Schools, Guilds, Brotherhoods, etc. #147Page Scan
Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #26TextPage Scan
Children's Praise and Worship #d159
Church Hymns with Tunes #580
Church Hymns: with tunes (New ed.) #207Page Scan
Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #575TextPage Scan
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
In Excelsis: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #83Page Scan
Junior Church School Hymnal #d152
Manual for the chapel of Girard College #217Page Scan
Modern Festival Music, Book 3 #d8
Plymouth Sunday-School Hymnal #d183
Praise Songs, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes #24Page Scan
S. Mary's hymnal: a collection of hymns, songs and carols for use at the Holy Eucharist, children's services, guild meetings, mission services #19Page Scan
Sparkling and Bright: a new collection of hymns and tunes for Sunday schools, young people's societies of Christian endeavor and all meetings for praise and worship #106Page Scan
Sunday School Hymns and Tunes #d91
The Book of Worship #52Page Scan
The Children's Hymnal #d196
The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #843Page Scan
The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer with accompanying tunes (3rd ed., rev. and enl.) #468Page Scan
The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d464
The Lutheran Hymnary #567TextPage Scan
The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #132Page Scan
The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #193Page Scan
Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #23TextPage Scan
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