And now another day is gone

And now another day is gone, I'll sing my Maker's praise!

Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Tune: SONG 67
Published in 50 hymnals

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: And now another day is gone, I'll sing my Maker's praise!
Title: And now another day is gone
Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Language: English


And now another day is gone, I'll sing, &c. I. Watts. [Evening.] "An Evening Song," in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, from his Divine Songs, &c, 1715, into a few modern collections for children, including Major's Book of Praise for Children, No. 288, and others.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



SONG 67 was published as a setting for Psalm 1 in Edmund Prys's Welsh Llyfr y Psalmau (1621). Erik Routley (PHH 31) suggests that the tune should be ascribed to Prys. Orlando Gibbons (PHH 167) supplied a new bass line for the melody when it was published with a number of his own tunes in George With…

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