We sang this little gem last night as we closed our evening service. It is a delightful prayer, appropriate as you are just heading off to bed. Notice it closes with the doxology, which also provides a familiar tune to which to sing it. Words are by Thomas Ken, ~1674. This version is taken from the Trinity Hymnal.* You'll find praise for the blessings of this day; seeking forgiveness for the sins of this day; a prayer for sweet rest and sweet thoughts and protection whether we can sleep or not; anticipation of eternity; and of course the doxology. Enjoy, and make it your prayer! (And by the way, supernal can mean heavenly or celestial.)
All praise to thee, my God, this night,
*I got the text for this from a helpful online resource for the Trinity Hymnal.
Some miscellaneous musings from Pastor Aaron.
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