The Hours of Day are Over   1 comment

Above:  Sunset

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Words by John Ellerton (1826-1893), an English priest

Hymn Source = Common Service Book (1917), of the predecessor bodies of the United Lutheran Church in America (1918-1962)

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1.  The hours of the day are over,

The evening calls us home;

Once more to Thee, O Father,

With thankful hearts we come.

For all Thy countless blessings

We praise Thy holy Name,

And own Thy love unchanging,

Through days and years the same.

2.  For this, O Lord, we bless Thee,

For this we thank Thee most:

The cleansing of the sinful,

The saving of the lost,

The Teacher ever present,

The Friend for ever nigh,

The home prepared by Jesus

For us above the sky.

3.  Lord, gather all Thy children

To meet Thee there at last,

Where earthly tasks are ended,

And earthly days are past;

With all our dear ones round us

In that eternal home,

Where death shall no more part us,

And night shall never come.

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