56. The Day Thou Gavest

1 The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended;
the darkness falls 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 strains 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
Author: John Ellerton (1826-1893) (1870)
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Worship: Evening Worship
Tune Information
Composer: Clement C. Scholefield (1839-1904) (1874)
Incipit: 53435 32126 17655
Key: G Major or modal

More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us