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The Day You Gave Us, Lord, Is Ended

  1. The day you gave us, Lord, is ended,
    the darkness falls at your behest;
    to you our morning hymns ascended,
    your praise shall hallow now our rest.
  2. We thank you that your 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 pray’r 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
    your wondrous doings heard on high.
  5. So be it, Lord; your throne shall never,
    like earth’s proud empires, pass away:
    but stand and rule and grow forever,
    ’til all your creatures own your sway.
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Hymn
161
Scripture Reference
Psalm 113:3, Psalm 45:6
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Meter
9.8.9.8.
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