24 The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended

The Hymnal 1982 24

The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended

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John Ellerton, 1826-1893
Clement Cotterill Scholefield, 1839-1904

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 So be it, Lord; thy throne shall never, like earth’s proud empires, pass away: thy kingdom stands, and grows forever, till all thy creatures own thy sway.

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