1 Another day is at its close,
Its joys and sorrows spent;
Another night with sweet repose
Unto the earth is sent.
In Thee, O Lord, my trust I place,
No change can Thee befall;
My days and nights, filled with Thy grace,
By Thee are numbered all.
2 Safe in Thy keeping let me be
When daylight fades away;
And gladly will I worship Thee
When dawns another day.
If death this night should summon me,
O Jesus, be Thou nigh;
Grant that I rest secure in Thee
Whether I live or die.
Johan Olaf Wallin was born at Stora Tuna, in 1779, and early displayed his poetical powers. In 1805, and again in 1809, he gained the chief prize for poetry at Upsala. In the latter year he became pastor at Solna; here his ability as a preacher was so striking that he was transferred to Stockholm, in 1815, as "pastor primarius," a title for which we have no exact equivalent. In 1818 he was made Dean of Westeras, and set about the task of editing a revised hymn-book for the whole of Sweden. This task he completed in 1819, and published it as, Den Swenska Psalmboken, af Konungen gillad och stadfästad (The Swedish hymn-book, approved and confirmed by the King). To it he contributed some 150 hymns of his own, besides translations and recasting… Go to person page >
Display Title: Another Day Is at Its CloseFirst Line: Another day is at its closeTune Title: ISHPEMINGAuthor: Johann Friedrich Herzog; Johan Olof Wallin; Rev. Ernst Adrian ZetterstrandMeter: C. M. D.Date: 1926Subject: Occasional | Evening; Evening |