The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended,

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    CGS No.: 
    89

    Verse 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,

    Verse 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.

    Verse 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.

    Verse 4
    The sun that bids us rest is waking
    Our brethen 'neath the western sky,
    And hour by hour fresh lips are making
    Thy wondrous doings heard on high.

    Verse 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.