Once more a day is at its close

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1 Once more a day is at its close,
Its joys and sorrow spent;
Another night with sweet repose
Unto the earth is sent.

2 In Thee, O Lord, my trust I place,
No change can Thee befall;
My days and nights, in Thy rich grace,
By Thee are numbered all.

3 Safe to Thy care committing me,
When down the sun is gone,
I'll gladly wake to worship Thee
When day again shall dawn.

4 If death should summon me this night,
O Jesus, be Thou nigh;
Give me the comfort by thy might
That thine I live and die!

Source: Hymnal and Order of Service: for churches and Sunday-schools #182a

Author: Johan Olaf Wallin

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 stadf√§stad (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 >

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First Line: Once more a day is at its close
Author: Johan Olaf Wallin
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


DUNDEE (Ravenscroft)

DUNDEE first appeared in the 1615 edition of the Scottish Psalter published in Edinburgh by Andro Hart. Called a "French" tune (thus it also goes by the name of FRENCH), DUNDEE was one of that hymnal's twelve "common tunes"; that is, it was not associated with a specific psalm. In the Psalter Hymnal…

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