Compline bells are ringing at the convent...
As night falls tonight, I am thankful for a retreat day resting in God. I went out on the roof a while ago to watch the sun set and was reminded again that for some reason I feel God's presence very closely when I do so. There is something about the sky that reminds me that God loves me, and I am at peace.
|sunset over Boston from the SSM convent roof|
And so very quietly I sang my prayer on the roof in gratitude and praise.
The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended:
The darkness falls at thy behest.
To thee our morning hymns ascended;
thy praise shall sanctify our rest.
|evening sky over Boston from St. Margaret's Convent roof|
|nightfall over Boston from the SSM convent roof|
I have found a recording of this hymn on YouTube if you would like to sing your own prayer tonight along with the choir of the Abbey School, Tewkesbury.