The day, O Lord, is spentAuthor: John Mason Neale (1842)
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1. The day, O Lord, is spent;
Abide with us, and rest;
Our hearts' desires are fully bent
On making Thee our Guest.
2. We have not reached that land,
That happy land, as yet,
Where holy angels round Thee stand,
Whose sun can never set.
3. Our sun is sinking now;
Our day is almost o'er;
O Sun of Righteousness, do Thou
Shine on us evermore.
4. From men below the skies,
And all the heavenly host,
To God the Father praise arise,
The Son, and Holy Ghost.
The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895
The day, O Lord, is spent. J. M. Neale. [Evening.] First published in his Hymns for Children, 1st series, 1842, No. xviii., in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and given as a daily hymn for use at 6 p.m. It is in a large number of hymn-books, and usually unaltered, as in Thring's Collection, 1882. In the Cooke and Denton Hymnal, 1853, No. 199, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, beginning, "Saviour, abide with us," is a cento, of which st. i. and iv. are by Canon W. Cooke, and st. ii. and iii., the corresponding stanzas of this hymn, by Dr. Neale. This cento is repeated in the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns, 1871, with the omission of the doxology.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
The day, O Lord, is spent, p. 1147, ii. Dr. Neale's original form of this hymn was given in his Hymns for Children, 1843, as "Saviour, abide with us." His revised text, "The day, O Lord, is spent," appeared in the 2nd ed. of the Hymns for Children, 1844. The statement that "Saviour, abide with us" is a cento by Canon W. Cooke is an error.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
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