The Day Thou Gavest – LSB 886 (Te Deum Conference – 2015 MI)

Rejoice in God’s gift of hymnody, recorded at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan during the 2015 Higher Things youth conferences.

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 We thank Thee that Thy Church, unsleeping
While earth rolls onward into light,
Through all the world her watch is keeping,
And never rests 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 saints beneath the western skies,
And hour by hour, as day is breaking,
Fresh hymns of thankful praise arise.

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.

Title: The Day Thou Gavest (Lutheran Service Book #886)
Author: John Ellerton, 1826-93
Scripture: Psalm 113:2-4; Romans 13:11-12; 1 Thessalonians 5:5-10; Revelation 7:9-12
Composer: Clement C. Scholefield, 1839-1904
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