The day of praise is done

The day of praise is done

Author: John Ellerton; Author: Anne Steele
Published in 36 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 The day of praise is done;
The evening shadows fall;
Yet pass not from us with the sun,
True Light that lightenest all.

2 Around Thy throne on high
Where night can never be,
The white-robed harpers of the sky
Bring ceaseless songs to Thee.

3 Too faint our anthems here;
Too soon of praise we tire;
But oh! the strains how full and clear
Of that eternal choir.

4 Yet, Lord, to thy dear will
If thou attune the heart,
We in Thine angels' music still
may bear our lower part.

5 'T is Thine each soul to calm,
Each wayward thought reclaim,
And make our daily life a psalm
Of glory to Thy Name.

6 shine thou within us, the,
A day that knows no end,
Till songs of angels and of men
In prefect praise shall blend.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: John Ellerton

Ellerton, John, M.A., son of George Ellerton, was born in London, Dec. 16, 1826, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A. 1849; M.A. 1854). Taking Holy Orders he was successively Curate of Easebourne, Sussex, 1850; Brighton, and Lecturer of St. Peter's, Brighton, 1852; Vicar of Crewe Green, and Chaplain to Lord Crewe, 1860; Rector of Hinstock, 1872; of Barnes, 1876; and of White Roding, 1886. Mr. Ellerton's prose writings include The Holiest Manhood, 1882; Our Infirmities, 1883, &c. It is, however, as a hymnologist, editor, hymnwriter, and translator, that he is most widely known. As editor he published: Hymns for Schools and Bible Classes, Brighton, 1859. He was also co-editor with Bishop How and others of the Society for Promoting… Go to person page >

Author: Anne Steele

Anne Steele was born at Broughton, Hampshire, in 1717. Her father was a timber merchant, and at the same time officiated as the lay pastor of the Baptist Society at Broughton. Her mother died when she was 3. At the age of 19 she became an invalid after injuring her hip. At the age of 21 she was engaged to be married but her fiance drowned the day of the wedding. On the occasion of his death she wrote the hymn "When I survey life's varied scenes." After the death of her fiance she assisted her father with his ministry and remained single. Despite her sufferings she maintained a cheerful attitude. She published a book of poetry Poems on subjects chiefly devotional in 1760 under the pseudonym "Theodosia." The remaining works were published a… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The day of praise is done
Author: John Ellerton
Author: Anne Steele
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Notes: Instances differ as to whether the text is by Anne Steele or John Ellerton.

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 36 of 36)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #125Page Scan
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d838
Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #27Page Scan
Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #614TextAudioPage Scan
Hymnal Amore Dei #28Page Scan
Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #346Page Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: suited to the special seasons of the Christian year, and other occasions of public worship, as well as for use in the Sunday-school...With accompanying tunes #267Page Scan
Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d705
Hymnal, Amore Dei #28Page Scan
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #346Text
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America : Revised edition (1874) #346Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #187Page Scan
Manual for the chapel of Girard College #215Page Scan
Prayer and Praise Book #d155
Prayer Book and Hymnal for the Sunday School #d117
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #357Page Scan
Selected Hymn Tunes with Words for Church and Home. First series #d41
Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d517
Sunlight in Sacred Song: New Collection of Gems for the Sunday School #129Page Scan
Sursum Corda: a book of praise #53aPage Scan
Sursum Corda: a book of praise #53bPage Scan
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d814
The Baptist Praise Book #80Page Scan
The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for use in social meetings. #125Page Scan
The Catholic Hymnal: containing hymns for congregational and home use, and the vesper psalms, the office of compline, the litanies, hymns at benediction, etc. #177Page Scan
The Church Hymnal with Canticles #346Page Scan
The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d835
The Church Praise Book: a selection of hymns and tunes for Christian worship #54Page Scan
The Church-Book #d416
The Evangelical Hymnal with Tunes #29Page Scan
The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #d581
The Gospel Praise Book #d415
The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #346Page Scan
The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #208Page Scan
The Presbyterian Hymnal #715Page Scan
The Presbyterian Hymnal #715Page Scan



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