SONG LYRICS FOR: "LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP"
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Lead Vocals: Cathy Gehr, Yutaka Kondo, John Listen
Music: Michael Dooley, John Listen (Bridge)
Lyrics: Traditional, Michael Dooley, Cathy Gehr
Producer: John Listen

"LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP"

Chorus 1
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray, dear Lord, my soul You'll keep.
As I lie down and say this prayer,
Bless my dear loved ones everywhere.

Repeat Chorus 1

Verse 1
Thank You, dear Lord, for this nice bed,
And for the angels 'round my head.
Help me to have good sleep tonight,
And wake me with the morning bright.

Chorus 2 [counterpoint melody in italics]
Now I lay me down to sleep,
[Lay me down to sleep,]
I pray, dearLord, mysoul You'llkeep.
[I pray, dear Lord, keep through the night]
As I lie down and say this prayer,
[ooh, I say a prayer]
Bless my dear loved ones everywhere.

Verse 2
You give me beauty and such joy,
You give sweet dreams [to girls and boys].
I hear the song the moonbeams sing.
I feel the breeze of angels' wings.

Angels:

Bridge
When I am dreaming [speak to me],
Show me the things [I need to see].
Teach me to love as You love me,
And keep me with You
Eternally

Chorus 3
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray, dear Lord, my soul You'll keep.
As I lie down and say this prayer,
Bless my dear loved ones everywhere.
Bless my loved ones everywhere.

[Now I lay me down…] to sleep.

 

"LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP" (with chords)

Capo 1st fret

Intro: (D) {or (D6)}

Chorus 1
Now I (D)lay me down to sleep,
I pray, dear Lord, my (D#dim)soul You'll (Em)keep.
(A7)As I lie (Em)down and say this (A7)prayer,
Bless my (Em)dear loved ones (A7)every(D)where.

Repeat Chorus 1

Verse 1
Thank You, dear (G)Lord, for (A/G)this nice (G6)bed,
(A/G)And for the (G)angels (A/G)'round my (F#m7)head.
Help me to (A/B)have good (B7+5)sleep (B7)to(Em7)night,
And wake me (G/A)with the (A7)morning (D)bright.(Gsus2/B)

Chorus 2 [counterpoint melody in italics]
Now I (D)lay me down to sleep,
[Lay me down to sleep,]
I pray, dear(D)Lord, my(D#dim)soul You'll(Em7)keep.
[I pray, dear Lord, keep through the night]
(A7)As I lie (Em7)down and say this (A7)prayer,
[ooh, I say a prayer]
Bless my dear (Em7)loved ones (A7)every(D)where.(Dsus4)-(D)

Verse 2
You give me (G)beauty (A/G)and such (G)joy,
(A/G)You give sweet (G)dreams [to (A/G)girls and (F#m7)boys].
I hear the (A/B)song the (B7+5)moon(B7)beams (Em7)sing.
I feel the (G/A)breeze of (A7)angels' (G)wings.

Angels: (G6)-(D/F#)-(A7/E)-(Em/D) (A7/C#)-(Gsus2/B)-(A7sus4)-(Gsus2)

Bridge
When I am (Gsus2)dreaming [(D/F#)speak (Dsus4/E)to (D)me],
Show me the (Bm7)things [(A/C#)I (D)need (Em)to (F#)see].
(Gsus2)Teach me to (D/F#)love as (Gsus2)You love (D/F#)me,
And (Gm6/Bb)keep me (A/B)with (Bm7)You(Bm7sus2)-(Em7sus2)
Eternal(Gsus2)ly(D/F#)-(Em7sus4)-(Asus4)

Chorus 3
Now I (D)lay me down to sleep,
I pray, dear Lord, my (D#dim)soul You'll (Em7)keep.
(A7)As I lie (Em7)down and say this (A7)prayer,
Bless my dear (Em7)loved ones (A7)every(D)where.
Bless my (Em)loved ones (A9)every(G)whe(D)re.

[(Em7)Now (F#m7)I (Gsus2)lay me (A7sus4)down…] to (D)sleep. {or (D6)}

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