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 in Henley-on-Thames, England not long ago. They responded to it immediately. And someone there recorded it on their phone. It’s rough but I am including the clip for anyone who might find it helpful. I have also included lyrics and simple chords. Feel free to use the song.
Hope it is a blessing to you.
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.
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