The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, is Ended   2 comments

Sao Paulo at Dusk

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Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1982, of The Episcopal Church

Words by the Reverend  John Ellerton (1826-1893), a priest of the Church of England

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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.

Posted November 9, 2010 by neatnik2009 in All Day/Sleep 1800s, The Hymnal 1982 (1985)

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