25. The day is past and over

1 The day is past and over;
all thanks, O Lord, to thee;
I pray thee that sinless
the hours of dark may be:
O Jesu, keep me in thy sight,
and guard me through the coming night.

2 The joys of day are over;
I lift my heart to thee,
and ask thee that offenceless
the hours of dark may be:
O Jesu, keep me in thy sight,
and guard me through the coming night.

3 The toils of day are over;
I lift my heart to thee,
and ask that free from peril
the hours of dark may be:
O Jesu, keep me in thy sight,
and guard me through the coming night.

4 Be thou my soul's preserver,
for thou alone dost know
how many are the perils
through which I have to go:
O loving Jesu, hear my call,
and guard and save me from them all.

Text Information
First Line: The day is past and over
Author: Anatolius of Constantinople, 3??-458
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-1866 (alt.)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.8.8
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010
Topic: Hymns for the Church Year: Evening
Source: Greek
Tune Information
Name: ST ANATOLIUS
Composer: Arthur Henry Brown, 1830-1926
Meter: 7.6.7.6.8.8
Key: E♭ Major



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