And now this holy day

And now this holy day

Author: Edward Harland
Published in 15 hymnals

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1. And now this holy day
Is drawing to its end,
Once more, to Thee, O Lord,
Our thanks and prayers we send.

2. We thank Thee for this rest
From earthly care and strife;
We thank Thee for this help
To higher, holier life.

3. We thank Thee for Thy house;
It is Thy palace-gate
Where Thou, upon Thy throne
Of mercy, still dost wait.

4. We thank Thee for Thy Word,
Thy Gospel’s joyful sound;
Oh, may its holy fruits
Within our hearts abound!

5. Yet, ere we go to rest,
Father, to Thee we pray,
Forgive the sins that stain
E’en this Thy holy day.

6. Through Jesus let the past
Be blotted from Thy sight,
And let us all now sleep
At peace with Thee this night.

7. To God the Father, Son,
And Spirit glory be,
From all in earth and Heav’n,
Through all eternity.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #199

Author: Edward Harland

Harland, Edward, M.A., was born at Ashbourne, Derby, 1810, and educated at WadhamCollege, Oxford, where he graduated B.A., 1831; M.A., 1833. On taking Holy Orders he became Curate of Newborough, 1833-36; of Sandon, 1836-51; Vicar of Colwich, Staffordshire, 1851; and Prebendary in Lichfield Cathedral, 1873. In 1858 he published Index Sermonum. His Church Psalter and Hymnal was first published in 1855, and contained 209 hymns and 8 doxologies. In 1863 a Supplement was added: in "186-" [1865] it was revised and enlarged as the "2nd edition,” and in 1876 a Supplement of 184 hymns was added to the 2nd edition, making 584 hymns in all, most of the "Christmas Carols," &c, of the 2nd edition being omitted. To the various editions of this Hymnal,… Go to person page >

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Author: Edward Harland