Friday, July 15, 2011

song at nightfall

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.

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousJuly 17, 2011

    Absolutely beautiful!!!