While You're Sleeping - Live Video from Gateway Dallas

 

We’ve all been there.   Middle of the night.  All is quiet.  All should be at peace.  Except for one thing:  We can’t get to sleep.  Brain won’t turn off.  Anxiety begins to rise for fear of not getting enough sleep to have energy for a busy day tomorrow.  On several occasions lately I have been asked to pray for people who are having trouble sleeping.  I felt prompted to ask an entire congregation not long ago for a show of hands for anyone having trouble sleeping.  An astonishing 40-50% raised their hands!  Just to make sure it wasn’t a fluke, I asked another congregation the same question and received the same response.  Then it hit home with me.  I was having one of those sleepless nights. I tried reading boring stuff.  Counting sheep didn’t help either.  Finally I prayed, “Lord help me get to sleep.”  I heard in my Spirit, “Be quiet.”  Then the most amazing thing happened.  I could hear a song being sung over me like a lullaby I had never heard.  Zephaniah 3:17 tells us, “He rejoices over us with singing.”  But I didn’t know that the Lord also sings lullabies to us to bring comfort…and sleep.  Before I knew it I was sound asleep.  When I awoke the next morning I began to sing the song I had heard in my Spirit.  I remembered the melody and every word!  I wrote down the lyrics and put chords to the melody.  A week or so later I showed it to my friend, Noel Richards who helped me simplify the arrangement.  And Noel told me he woke up singing it the next morning. 

I asked the Lord, “Is this lullaby just for me or should I share it with others?”  I sensed in my Spirit that the song was for all ages—but for a time I would especially sing it over adults who were struggling to sleep.  An adult lullaby?  I wondered if it would work for others as it had for me.  I had the privilege to sing it over a congregation at Gateway Church in Dallas, this last week. I hope this video will be a blessing to you as you watch it.

I have also included lyrics and simple chords.  Feel free to use the song. 

I’ve found it useful to reflect on a couple of scriptures to bring rest to my soul: 

“When you lie down, you will not be afraid, when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.” Prov. 3:2 

“In peace, I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”  Ps. 4:8 

Good night friends.  Sleep well

 

 

7 comments

  • Rhonda

    Rhonda

    It's the kind of song that will easily lodge in the heart.. It washes with peace. Thanks, Wayne

    It's the kind of song that will easily lodge in the heart.. It washes with peace.

    Thanks, Wayne

  • Wayne Drain

    Wayne Drain

    Glad you were encouraged by the song.

    Glad you were encouraged by the song.

  • Pam

    Pam Halifax england

    Just love this and come at a very appropriate time not just for me but others too. Thank you for sharing. Xx

    Just love this and come at a very appropriate time not just for me but others too. Thank you for sharing. Xx

  • Wayne Drain

    Wayne Drain

    Thank you Pam. That's encouraging!

    Thank you Pam. That's encouraging!

  • Tina

    Tina Gate Church, Reading, U.K.

    It is so wonderful to know that God never sleeps so we can hand everything over to Him and sleep soundly.

    It is so wonderful to know that God never sleeps so we can hand everything over to Him and sleep soundly.

  • Lois Mills

    Lois Mills TWin Falls, ID

    Wayne Drain...love it.!!

    Wayne Drain...love it.!!

  • Wayne Drain

    Wayne Drain

    Thanks so much for the kind words about the new song!

    Thanks so much for the kind words about the new song!

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