Author of the Lyrics
The author of the illuminating
words of the "Day Thou Gavest Lord is Ended" lyrics, John Ellerton (December 16, 1826-June 15, 1893),
was born in Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England and
achieved fame as a a hymnographer, who not only wrote the words to hymns, but was also an expert on the subject of hymns. He also served in various parishes as a Church of England vicar.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Day Thou Gavest Lord is Ended", Clement Cotterill Scholefield (June 22, 1839-),
was born in Edgbaston, West Midlands, England and
became famous as a scholar, vicar, composer and musician.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Day Thou Gavest Lord is Ended
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): John Ellerton (December 16, 1826
to June 15, 1893)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Clement Cotterill Scholefield (June 22, 1839 to
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended, the darkness falls at thy behest"
First Publication Date:
Day Thou Gavest Lord is Ended Lyrics
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.
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 nor night.
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.
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.
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.