The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, is Ended
John Ellerton, 1870
|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,
|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. The sun that bids us rest is waking
|5. 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.