The day You gave us, Lord, is ended

bagpipes: Mark de Jong (grandson)

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The day you gave us, Lord, is ended,
  the darkness falls at your request.
To you our morning hymns ascended;
  your praise shall sanctify our rest.

Text: John ellerton, 1870, alt
Tune: Clement C. Scholefield, 1874


It is surely a sign that the spirit of Herman de Jong lives on to hear a grandson of his playing the bagpipes, having gone his own way, with obvious musical talent, to become, also at a young age, an accomplished piper of a different sort.

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