Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep is a childhood prayer, and now it is a song to sing and for your beginner pianists to play.
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This version is very easy
This piano song is a late beginner arrangement. It's pretty easy, despite the Ab that shows up in the left hand, and the right hand thumb starting on a D.
A familiar childhood prayer
When I was a little girl, I frequently spoke this prayer in the quiet of my bedroom before falling asleep. Some people might find the words a little bit disturbing - "if I should die before I wake" is a somber statement.
100% of us will die, someday
Death - physical death - is a certainty for all of us. This short prayer sums up this reality, and can bring comfort if a child - and parents! have the hope of an after-life.
In my view, only a Biblical worldview offers a true hope of continuing life, and of knowing the Creator of the universe.
HE WANTS US TO KNOW HIM - and learn to love Him!
From Luke 12:
“What is the price of five sparrows—two copper coins? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.
From Psalm 139:
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
"My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
"Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."
A bigger arrangement
Over on my other website, SingTheBibleStory.com, I have a fuller arrangement.
Additionally, I have more Bible verses that spell out beautifully just how interested the Lord God is in each one of us, and why we can have hope even after the death of a child.
The link for the piano music:
Download "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep" for beginner piano
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About the Author
Hi, I'm Dana! (Say that like "Anna".) I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.
Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.
You can find out more about me and the reason for this website at my About Me page.