I still rock and sing my 33lb, 19 month old baby boy to sleep every night. I love it. I love that time we have together. I love singing him old hymns that I grew up with in church, that he probably won’t hear in church. I have a list that I go through, but he’s normally asleep by the end of song #1. I think I normally start out with “Be Still My Soul”, then “His Eye is on the Sparrow”, then “Just a Closer Walk with Thee”, and sometimes I make it to “In the Garden”.
It is my favorite part of the day. I will miss it so much when he decides he’s too big to be rocked and sang to sleep.
I heard this song about a year ago, and knew I had to add it to my list of lullabies. The second and third verses always get me, and they will get you too if you’re a Christian parent.
You’re the Best Song I’ll Ever Write by Bethany Dillon
…and I’m kind of sad I couldn’t find a great video, but the only other one cut off the 3rd verse. The only lyric you miss at the beginning is “Good morning, you and the sun are up before I’m ready. Well, ready or not. You need me. So here I am.”
I don’t remember quite how it happened. I think I was searching for a Phil Wickham song and I happened to glance down at the “other listeners also bought” list that iTunes conveniently provides in hopes that you’ll lose track of your life and get sucked into discovering new music and buying it all! That is exactly what happened to me last night.
I found All Sons & Daughters, and I am in love.
I have been searching for something like this for a long time. I love the folky, indie groups who no one knows about, but I could never find that with Christian music. I felt like I was limited to either old Southern gospel (which is fine) or something like Chris Tomlin, which gets old and annoying really fast.
All Sons & Daughters is NOTHING like that. They almost remind me of The Civil Wars, only Christian (which is kind of funny since Joy Williams, the female part in The Civil Wars, used to be my favorite Christian singer). I will leave you with a video of All the Poor and Powerless – a beautiful song with a beautiful message, in my opinion. My favorite, so far, by them is Spirit Speaks..oh and Wake Up…and Alive. Oh crap nuggets, I love all of their songs.
Time to get ready for church! Enjoy your Sunday!!