Saturday, 2 March 2013

Evening Hymn

Another transfer from Blog The First, by special request - although it is timely, because I've been wondering about entering the Crossing Songs competition.  There's a category especially for lyricists to provide new lyrics to old hymn tunes.  I don't think this is quite what they're after, though, do you?


The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended
The darkness falls at thy behest
To thee my morning prayers should have ascended
But I was grumpy and sleepy and stressed.

I'm sorry, Lord, that I have stumbled
Through today without your word; 
And any prayer I might have mumbled
I'd be surprised if you have heard.

And I will soon be deep in slumber
My night time prayers cut off midway,
I wouldn't like to count the number
Of things that I'll forget to say.

But wait here, Lord, while I am sleeping,
You know the troubles of my heart,
And when my snooze alarm starts beeping,
Help me to make a better start.

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