Lead Sheet (PDF)
melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)Key of Bm
Full Score (PDF)
four-part score for piano and organ (can be used as half-sheet bulletin insert)Key of Bm
Music Image (PNG)
melody and words as an image file to paste into bulletins (cropped)Key of Bm
Text: Samuel Olsen Brunn, d. 1694; trans. Carl Doving, 1867-1937
Music: Norwegian folk tune
Tune: Nar Solen Gar Ned
LBW/WOV Hymn: #n/a
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #65
Scripture: Proverbs 3:24
1 The sun has gone down,
And peace has descended on country and town.
The songbirds in silence have flown to their nest,
And flowers are closing their petals in rest;
So closes my heart to annoyance and care,
In homage and prayer, In homage and prayer.
2 I praise for this day
The Father in heaven who prospered my way,
Who shielded from danger, protected from harm,
Promoted my labor, and strengthened my arm.
For hours that passed lightly as birds on the wing,
Thanksgiving I bring, Thanksgiving I bring.
3 Forgive me, O Lord;
My sins and transgressions in deed and in word!
Thou knowest my heart and my innermost thoughts;
The words I have spoken; the deeds I have wrought.
My errors and failings I deeply regret,
Forgive and forget, Forgive and forget
4 I ask for no more.
My light I extinguish and fasten my door
And, seeking my chamber, betake me to rest.
Assured that my slumber this night will be blest,
I fondly confide to thy care and control
My body and soul, My body and soul.