And Now Another Day Is Gone - One of the many hymns written by Isaac Watts. It is an evening song supposedly penned for children.
It is found in the Hymn Book 'Divine and Moral Songs' with the title, 'An Evening Song'.
Aptly titled, it is to be sung in the evening before bedtime. This hymn begins with praises to God, his Maker and acknowledging His providence and grace bestowed throughout the day which is now gone.
The second stanza is a prayer for forgiveness for past sins and strength for the future.
In the third stanza, he returned to the present moment and prayed for protection in the night hour.
And finally in the fourth stanza, there was a blessed assurance of God's faithfulness to watch over him through the night and the sure hope for a new morning.
What a lovely hymn to end the day with!
Who especially should read or sing this hymn?
Actually, I think every Christian should learn this hymn by heart and sing it before bedtime; whether alone individually or together as a family after reading the evening Bible passage for the day.
And Now Another Day Is Gone
Hymn Writer: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
And now another day is gone,
I’ll sing my Maker’s praise!
My comforts every hour make known
His providence and grace.
But how my childhood runs to waste
My sins how great their sum!
Lord, give me pardon for the past,
And strength for days to come.
I lay my body down to sleep,
Let angels guard my head;
And, through the hours of darkness, keep
Their watch around my head.
With cheerful heart I close mine eyes,
Since thou wilt not remove;
And in the morning let me rise
Rejoicing in thy love.
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Praise the LORD.
How good it is to sing praises to our God,
how pleasant and fitting to praise Him!
~ Psalm 147:1
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