Alfred H. Miles, ed. The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century. 1907.
Hymns of the Eastern Church (1862). II. The day is past and over
By John Mason Neale (18181866)
(From S. Anatolius)
This little hymn, which, I believe, is not used in the public service of the Church, is a great favourite in the Greek Isles. Its peculiar style and evident antiquity may well lead to the belief that it is the work of our present author. It is, to the scattered hamlets of Chios and Mitylene, what Bishop Kens Evening Hymn is to the villages of our own land; and its melody singularly plaintive and soothing.J. M. N.