95. The Day You Gave Us, God, Is Ended

1 The day you gave us, Lord, is ended,
the light now fades 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 its 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 dies the strain of praise away.

4 The sun that bids us rest is waking
our family members far away,
Who, while we sleep, are gladly taking
their turn to worship you and pray.

5 So be it, God. Your reign shall never,
like earth's proud empires, fade and fall.
Your reign endures, and grows forever
till all your creatures heed your call.

Text Information
First Line: The day you gave us, God is ended
Title: The Day You Gave Us, God, Is Ended
Author: John Ellerton (1870, alt.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: Church: Worship and Prayer; Evening; Rest
Tune Information
Composer: Clement E. Scholefield (1874)
Key: E♭ Major

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