No doubt your childhood memories hold these words in heart. Some have labelled it fearful but I remember it as comforting to know that God would keep me no matter what. I only ever heard the first verse. This is the entire song for your heart to remember and be grateful. Enjoy it tonight as you rest in his arms.
Sleep my child and peace attend thee, all through the night
Guardian angels God will send thee, all through the night
Soft the drowsy hours are creeping, hill and vale in slumber sleeping,
I my loving vigil keeping, all through the night.
While the moon her watch is keeping, all through the night
While the weary world is sleeping, all through the night
O’er they spirit gently stealing, visions of delight revealing
Breathes a pure and holy feeling, all through the night
Love; to thee my thoughts are turning, all through the night
All for thee my heart is yearning, all through the night.
Though sad fate our lives may sever, parting will not last forever,
There’s a hope that leaves me never, all through the night
By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life. (Psalm 42:8, NIV)
Prayer- Lord we trust you to keep us no matter what. Thank you! Amen.