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"Evening Prayer" Lyrics, Text Format

A children’s prayer before bedtime.


  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ta ta | ta/a/a ta |
    | ta/a ta/a | ta/a/a |
  • Pitches: intermediate: La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: intermediate: Mi/So, So\Mi, Mi\Do, Mi/La, La\Fa, Re/So, Re\La
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, quarter; tempo: andante con moto/walking pace with motion (73-77 BPM), pickup beat; dynamics: mezzo piano/medium soft, crescendo, decrescendo
  • Key Words: sacred, prayer, children’s prayer, earth science, heav’nly (heavenly), flow’rs (flowers), morning, God (Father), safety

“Evening Prayer”
The great round sun is gone,
The night is near;
Oh! Heav’nly Father, bless
Thy children here.
The silent little birds
And folded flow’rs
Are sweetly sleeping now,
Till morning hours.
3. We little children, too,
May sweetly sleep;
For God, our Father, will
In safety keep.
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