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180. The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended

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. 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.

5. 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.

Text Information
First Line: The day thou gavest, Lord is ended
Title: The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended
Author: John Ellerton, 1826-1893
Meter: 9 8 9 8
Language: English
Publication Date: 1966
Tune Information
Name: LES COMMANDEMENS DE DIEU (LEVE LE COEUR)
Composer: Claude Goudimel, c. 1505-1572
Meter: 9 8 9 8
Incipit: 11233 4432
Key: G Major
Source: Louis Bourgeois' Pseaulmes, 1547



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