heartbeat

I wrote this is as a birthday gift for a friend of mine. I’m sure you have friends like these in your life too: hard-working, always on the go, and always trying to serve others. Well, this was my first attempt at writing a lullaby, because I figured that I’d write a song about finding rest in God. I wanted her to know that God loves her and holds her in His arms, and I guess for anyone, that’s a good thought to fall asleep to.
Pitter-patter, I hear her feet
They’re trotting through another day
A pace so fast, it’s hard to keep up
So, I’ll meet her at the end instead
Where she lifts a prayer and lays her thought-filled head down
I would say goodnight this way

*If you close your eyes and listen real close
You just might hear your heartbeat
And may its rhythm lull you to rest
On this peaceful or unsettled night
For it’s the whisper of His love for you

How many smiles she wins a day it’s hard to say
Supposing heaven only knows
Gives all she has and hardly asks for a thing
She even sings herself to sleep
But if I had the honor tonight
I’d sing for her this melody

The lights are off and darkness fills your little room
But you could still see everything
And if you’re restless tonight
Just close your eyes and listen real close
So close you’d hear your heartbeat
And may its rhythm lull you to rest
On this peaceful or unsettled night
For it’s the whisper of His love for you
For it’s His whisper saying “I love you”

//

This song paints the mental picture of a daughter of God, so desperately and deeply loved, finding solace and refuge in the strength and sovereignty of His promises. I know we all know women such as these… those who are radiant with the love of Christ and gentleness of His character. Each time I listen, it reminds me a little of what He’s (hopefully) molding me into, though I am worlds apart from it now,…

He loves you so much as to listen to your every heartbeat,… 

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