- (Posted 2016-11-28) CPDL #42127:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-11-28). Score information: A4, 1 page, 26 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Title: Our day of praise is done
Composer: Charles Steggall
Tune: Day of praise
Lyricist: John Ellerton
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)
Original text and translations
1 Our day of praise is done;
The evening shadows fall;
But pass not from us with the sun,
True light, that lightenest all!
2 Around the throne on high,
Where night can never be,
The white-robed harpers of the sky
Bring endless hymns to thee.
3 Too faint our anthems here;
Too soon of praise we tire;
But O the strains, how full and clear,
Of that eternal choir!
4 Yet, Lord, to thy dear will
If thou wilt tune the heart,
We in thine angels' music still
May hear our lower part.
5 'Tis thine each soul to calm,
Each wayward thought reclaim,
And make our life a daily psalm
Of glory to thy name.
6 A little while, and then
Shall come the glorious end,
And songs of angels and of men
In perfect praise shall blend.