The Sun Has Gone Down   1 comment


Above:  Night, Between 1919 and 1920

Publisher and Copyright Claimant = Detroit Publishing Company

Image Source = Library of Congress


Reproduction Number = LC-D4-72241

Original Words by Samuel Olsen Bruun (1656-1694)

English Translation (1908) by Ole T. (Sanden) Arneson

Hymn Source = Hymnal for Church and Home, Third Edition (1938), of the American Evangelical Lutheran Church and the United Evangelical Lutheran Church, denominations with Danish heritage


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.

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 strenthen’d my arm;

For hours that passed lightly as birds on the wing,

Thanksgiving I bring.

3.  Forgive me, O Lord,

My sins and transgressions in deed and in word!

Thou knowest my heart and my innermost thought,

The words I have spoken, the deeds I have wrought;

My errors and failings I deeply regret;

Forgive and forget.

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