And now this holy day (Henry Thomas Smart)

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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-10-09).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 16 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: And now this holy day
Composer: Henry Thomas Smart
Tune: Moseley
Lyricist: Edward Harland

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn    Meter: 66. 66

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella or Keyboard
Published: 1881

Description: Published in The Children's Hymn Book

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Original text and translations

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1.#And now this holy day
   Is drawing to its end,
   Once more, to Thee, O Lord,
   Our thanks and prayers we send.

2.#We thank Thee for this rest
   From earthly care and strife;
   We thank Thee for this help
   To higher, holier life.

3.#We thank Thee for Thy house;
   It is Thy palace-gate
   Where Thou, upon Thy throne
   Of mercy, still dost wait.

4.#We thank Thee for Thy Word,
   Thy Gospel’s joyful sound;
   Oh, may its holy fruits
   Within our hearts abound!

5.#Yet, ere we go to rest,
   Father, to Thee we pray,
   Forgive the sins that stain
   E’en this Thy holy day.

6.#Through Jesus let the past
   Be blotted from Thy sight,
   And let us all now sleep
  At peace with Thee this night.

7.#To God the Father, Son,
   And Spirit glory be,
   From all in earth and Heav’n,
   Through all eternity.


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