Here’s a new song for evening devotions, “The Day You Gave Us, Lord.” The title is inspired by the 19th-century Anglican hymn “The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended,” but the title is really the only similarity the two hymn texts share.
“The day you gave us, Lord, is done;
You call the stars and moon and sun
To sing and praise the Three-in-One
Who set their course above.
“Your grace was new when dawn arose,
And grace endures when sorrow grows;
For all our fears and griefs He knows,
Who bore the cross for us.
“So be our Light when shadows fall,
The Light and Life and Lord of all;
Your hand upholds both great and small
Who safely rest in You.”
This song was written to be sung to children at bedtime. The melody has a Celtic feel and the range of an octave. You can download a simple piano score from the song page: