Sleep, peacefully sleep.
Our Father will us keep.
Until the sky is torn in two,
until the sea is no more blue.
He will keep you safe all night-
while the moon shines in
The crickets sing their lullaby
for their Maker’s delight.
The One who never sleeps
will surely cradle you under
His strong arms.
Like shepherds guarding their sheep
So will He keep
until the light of day.
Until the darkness has fled away.
Be not afraid of the Shadows
-they are but shades of light.
Soon one day there will be
no more night.
If we wake from some dream,
Did God notice-does He see?
He’s there through all our nights,
right besides us, holding us tight.
You see, Night is like Day to Him
And Day-like Night. For God made both,
And both are pleasing in His sight.
When you hear the wind rush
or thunders shudder,
Just whisper a prayer-just utter
And the angels will take it
Where high above
the Listener always listens,
with eyes of love.
So sleep, peacefully sleep.
“By day the Lord commands his steadfast love,
and at night his song is with me,
a prayer to the God of my life.”