Kenneth Smith

John Ellertonís well-known evening hymn associated with the tune St. Clements forms the basis for this meditative setting.

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 or night.;

So be it, Lord; thy throne shall never,;
Like earthís proud empires, pass away;;
Thy Kingdom stands. and grows forever,;
Till all thy creatures own thy sway.;

Words: John Ellerton (1826-93);
Music: Clement C. Scholefield (1839-1904);

Level of difficulty: Moderate

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 22 October, 2014.