The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended

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The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended
by Rev John Ellerton
The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended.jpg
Original print of The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended from Arthur Sullivan's Church hymns with tunes (1874).
MelodySt Clement
Composed1870

The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended is a Christian hymn written by the Anglican hymnodist the Rev John Ellerton (1826–1893) in 1870 for its inclusion in A Liturgy for Missionary Meetings. It is often sung to the tune of St Clement and its theme focusses on the worldwide fellowship of the church and its continual offering of prayer and praise to God.[1]

The hymn was selected to be sung as part of the celebrations for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897 and was also sung at the Hong Kong handover ceremony a century later.[2]

The hymn has an enduring popularity, coming in third place in a BBC Songs of Praise poll of favourite hymns in 2005.[3]

Two different translations of Ellerton's text are included in German official hymnals, the current Protestant hymnal Evangelisches Gesangbuch (EG) and the Catholic (Gotteslob, 2013, No. 96).

Music[edit]


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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended". Hymnary.org.
  2. ^ Christiansen, Rupert (22 September 2007). "The story behind the hymn". The Telegraph. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  3. ^ "The nation's favourite hymn: Songs Of Praise". Press Office. BBC. 27 October 2005. Retrieved 14 December 2011.

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