Daily Archives: November 24, 2014

Thank the Lord for the Night Time

My parents were music lovers, and my dad was a stereo/speaker guy. I have fond memories of growing up in my house with a variety of music playing in the background — everything from Frank Sinatra to Elvis Presley to Olivia Newton-John to Neil Diamond.

Yep, I had plenty of Neil Diamond lyrics memorized by junior high. And one of my favorite songs was “Thank the Lord for the Night Time.” I think my reasons at the time were the beat, the melody, and the harmonies. But I recently went back and read the lyrics, and they’re pretty good. Certainly, something you could apply to your marriage.

Since it’s Thanksgiving in the United States this week (Thursday), I thought I’d share the lyrics with you. Maybe you’d like to thank our Lord for the night time as well (although hey, you can get intimate any time of day you want).

Illustrated couple in bed at nightDaytime turns me off,
And I don’t mean maybe
Nine to five
Ain’t takin’ me where I’m bound
When it’s done,
I run out to see my baby
We get groovin’
When the sun goes down

I thank the Lord for the night time
To forget the day
A day of up, uptight time
Baby, chase it away
I get relaxation, it’s a time to groove
I thank the Lord for the night time
I thank the Lord for you

I’ll talk about plans
Now Baby, I got plenty
But nothing ever seems to turn out
The way it should
Talk about money,
Girl, I ain’t got any
Seems like just one time
I’m feeling good

I thank the Lord for the night time
To forget the day
A day of up, uptight time
Baby, chase it away
I get relaxation, and it’s a time to groove
I thank the Lord for the night time
I thank the Lord for you

Seems like just one time
I’m feeling good
I thank the Lord for the night time
To forget the day
A day of up, uptight time
Baby, chase it away
I get relaxation, and it’s a time to groove
I thank the Lord for the night time
I thank the Lord for you

Thank the Lord for the night time
Thank the Lord for you

Although I feel good far more often than that “one time” and I truly enjoy my work, these lyrics still capture how sexual intimacy in marriage can feel at times — empowering, refreshing, reassuring. And after we’ve made love, it’s easy to have that prayer on my lips of thanking my Heavenly Father for my husband and our marriage.

So thanks, Lord, for the night time. And thanks so much for my husband. I pray all spouses nurture their intimacy and gratefulness for one another.

What are you thankful for about your spouse? How does making love empower, refresh, or reassure you?