506. The Day You Gave Us

1 The day you gave us, God, 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 its watch is keeping,
and never rests by day or night.

3 As over continent and island
each dawn leads on another day,
the voice of prayer is never silent,
nor do the praises die away.

4 So be it, God, your throne shall never,
like earth’s proud empires, pass away.
Your reign endures and grows forever,
until there dawns your glorious day.

Text Information
First Line: The day you gave us, God, is ended
Title: The Day You Gave Us
Author: John Ellerton (1870)
Publication Date: 2020
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Church; Praying; Reign of Christ (1 more...)
Source: Church Hymns, 1871, alt.
Tune Information
Composer: Clement C. Scholefield
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874
Notes: Chord symbols represent a simplified harmony.

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