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The day Thou gavest


    • 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. 

    • 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. 

    • 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. 

    • The sun that bids us rest is waking 
    • Our brethren 'neath the western sky, 
    • And hour by hour fresh lips are making 
    • Thy wondrous doings heard on high. 

    • So be it, Lord! Thy throne shall never, 
    • Like earth's proud empires, pass away; 
    • Thy kingdom stands, and grows for ever, 
    • Till all Thy creatures own Thy sway

  • Album: English Hymns, Artist: John Ellerton, Language: English, Viewed: 426 times