Title: The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended
Composer: Clement Cottewill Scholefield, 1874
Author: John Ellerton, 1870
Theme: Evening Hymns
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 a 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 Thy children '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.