The first one is a lullaby my mom wrote for me when I was a baby. She had never liked the words to the traditional “Rock-A-Bye Baby” song. It’s all about a baby falling out of a tree…not the most comforting thought. So she wrote a version with the same tune that she liked better, and I sing it now to my little girl.
Rock-a-bye baby, in mommy’s arms,
Lying so snug and safe from all harm.
Now, as you slowly drift off to sleep,
May Jesus bring you dreams so sweet.
The second one was also written by my mom, but years later when I was a teenager. She would sing it to my younger sisters. I call this one the Blessing Lullaby.
May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May His face always shine upon you.
May you serve the Lord Jesus all the days of your life
That you may dwell in the house of the Lord.
The third one I wrote for my baby while I was pregnant. I had about an hour drive to where I was teaching part time and I wrote this in the car one day.
Little baby, sleeping gently,
Rest while I hold you,
There’s nothing to fear.
Little baby, sleeping angel,
Know that I love you
And I always will.
Are there any special lullabies that you sing to your children? Comment below to share them.
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