The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

And Now The Day Is Past And Gone

For The Season Of The Presentation Of Christ In The Temple.

Latin: Grates peracto jam die

Source: Rev. John Chandler, The Hymns of the Primitive Church (London: John W. Parker, 1837), pp. 11-12.

And now the day is past and gone,
We sing, oh God, thy praise,
And while the night is hasting on,
Our humble prayer we raise.

The sin that we have done this day
Oh, teach us to deplore,
And drive the tempter far away,
That we may sin no more.

That cruel lion prowls around,
To kill and to devour,
Beneath thy wings may help he found
To save us from his power.

When shall that day arise, oh God,
Which ne'er shall set in gloom;
When shall we reach that hlest ahode,
Where danger cannot come ?

To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Holy Ghost,
And from the angel-host.

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