The Continuing Anglican Church
SONG OF PRAISE
♫ Hymn “The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended“
Author: John Ellerton (1870)
Came from: Holy Trinity Church Stratford-Upon-Avon
“for St George’s Day from Stratford-upon-Avon.” Songs of Praise. BBC One London, 23 April 1989.
“Single Click” the screen to stop.
1. The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended,
The darkness falls at Thy behest;
To Thee, our morning hymns ascended,
Thy praise shall hallow now 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 grow forever,
Till all Thy creatures own Thy sway.