Dark mode
Now I Lay Me Down
A song of innocence born, lost, and found again. Writers: Janice Hopkins, Greg C. Brown and Mark D. Preston
Country - Country General
Previous peak charts position #181
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #61
Janice Hopkins, Greg C. Brown and Mark D. Preston
2009
July 08, 2009
1 version uploaded:
MP3 3.4 MB  •  128 kbps  •  3:45
Lyrics
Now I Lay Me Down 2009 Janice Hopkins/Greg C. Brown/Mark D. Preston My tiny angel down on her knees Elbows propped up on her bed Ten little fingers laced in prayer From the door I heard the words she said God bless Mommy, God bless Daddy Baby brother, fluffy too Please keep the world a loving, happy place I know it's something only you can do And then she prayed... Now I Lay Me Down to sleep I pray the Lord my soul to keep If I should die before I wake I pray the Lord my soul to take My Dad ran out when I was twelve Twenty years again we'd meet He smelled of wine, an empty shell I watched him stagger down the street Someone said they heard him pray His bloodshot eyes were wet with tears He cursed the dark, begged forgiveness then Said my God I've wasted all these years And then he cried... Now I Lay Me Down in pain Like my clothes my soul is stained Soon they'll lay me in my grave I pray my soul can still be saved Two years later in the ICU Heartaches swelled inside my throat He turned and whispered toward his last sunset The final words Daddy ever spoke And then he prayed... Now I Lay Me Down to die It's not for me to question why Lord I think I understand Belief in You was Your great plan Now I Lay Me Down to sleep I pray the Lord my soul to keep If I should die before I wake I pray the Lord my soul to take If I should die before I wake I pray the Lord my soul to take
Buy
Playlist