589. The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended

1 The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended;
the darkness fall at thy behest;
to thee our morning hymns ascended;
thy praise shall hallow now our rest.

2 We thank thee that thy church, unsleeping
while earth rolls onward into light,
through all the world her watch is keeping,
and rests not now by day or night.

3 As o’er each continent and island
the dawn leads on another day,
the voice of prayer is never silent,
nor die the strain of praise away.

4 So be it, Lord; thy throne shall never,
like earth’s proud empires, pass away.
Thy kingdom stands, and grows forever,
till all thy creatures own thy sway.

Text Information
First Line: The day thou gavest Lord, is ended
Title: The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended
Author: John Ellerton, 1826-1893
Meter: 98 98
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Topic: Closing and Vesper Hymns
Tune Information
Composer: Clement Cottevill Scholefield (1874)
Meter: 98 98
Key: F Major or modal

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