1 The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended,
the darkness falls at thy behest;
to thee our morning hymns ascended,
thy praise shall sanctify 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 dies the strain of praise away.
4 The sun that bids us rest is waking
our brethren 'neath the western sky,
and hour by hour fresh lips are making
thy wondrous doings heard on high.
5 So be it, Lord: thy throne shall never,
like earth's proud empires, pass away;
thy kingdom stands, and grows for ever,
till all thy creatures own thy sway.
|First Line:||The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended|
|Author:||John Ellerton (1826-1893)|
|Scripture:||Daniel 2:44; Daniel 7:27|
|Topic:||Church: Universal; Church: Worship; Evening(3 more...)|
|Arranger (last verse):||Christopher Robinson (b. 1936)|
|Composer:||Clement Cotterill Scholefield (1839-1904)|
|Copyright:||Adaptation: Descant © Christopher Robinson Permission applied for.|