Hymn 415Play music
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 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.
3 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.
4 So be it, Lord; Thy throne shall never,
Like earth's proud empires, pass away;
Thy Kingdom come,to stand for ever,
When all the earth shall own Thy sway.
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