Friday, February 08, 2008

Psalm 4

Psalm 4A

I will both lay me down in peace
And quiet sleep will take
Because Thou only me to dwell
In safety, Lord, dost make
In safely, Lord, does make

The other day Caelah and I were reading a library book. In it the father sings the little girl to sleep. At this point Caelah piped in; "He must be singing 'Now I lay me,' right mom?" I felt such a sense of rightness about our nighttime ritual. My children have been sung this song since day one, and it sends them off to sleep knowing that they are being watched over and cared for even beyond their understanding.