594. The Day You Gave Us, Lord, Is Ended

1 The day you gave us, Lord, is ended;
The darkness falls at your request.
To you our morning hymns ascended;
Your praise shall sanctify our rest.

2 We thank you that your Church, unsleeping
While earth rolls onward into light,
Through all the world her watch is keeping
And never rests by day or night.

3 As over continent and island
Each dawn leads to another day,
The voice of prayer is never silent,
Nor do the praises die away.

4 So be it, Lord; your throne shall never,
Like earth's proud kingdoms, pass away.
Your kingdom stands and grows forever
Until there dawns your glorious day.

Text Information
First Line: The day you gave us, Lord, is ended
Title: The Day You Gave Us, Lord, Is Ended
Author: John Ellerton, 1826-93 (abr., alt.)
Meter: 98 98
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Evening
Tune Information
Composer: Clemetn C. Scholefield, 1839-1904
Meter: 98 98
Key: g minor

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