Lullaby/The Angels' Blessing

Found In: Daily Prayer & Mindfulness, Parenting Day-to-Day

Tags: bedtime, Debbie Friedman

By Debbie Friedman, z"l | Song

Lullaby

Music & Lyrics by Debbie Friedman, z"l

Before you close your eyes
And lay your head down on your pillow
I know that God will keep you safe throughout the night
It seems the light has gone to sleep as you will
Now darkness has a turn to be
And you'll be safe throughout the night

So many things to think about
Before you go to sleep
You did so many things today
And you'll do so many more tomorrow
So many things to feel about
Before you go to sleep
God will take care of the ones you love
And keep you safe throughout the night

Shechinah come to you
And stay with you until the morning comes
The angels all around you
Will keep you safe throughout the night
So now just close your eyes
And lay your head down on your pillow
I know that God
Will keep you safe throughout the night.

The Angels' Blessing

Lyrics by Deborah Lynn Friedman z"l, based on the text of prayers said before retiring to rest at night
Music by Deborah Lynn Friedman z"l

M'y'mini M'kha'el, u-mismoli Gavri'el
U-m'l'fanai Uri'el, u-mei'achorai R'fa'el
V'al roshi Sh'khinah. (4x)

May our right hand bring us closer to our Godliness.
May our left hand give us strength to face each day.
And before us may our visions light our paths ahead.
And behind us may well-being heal our way.

All around us is Shechinah (4x).

May Michael be at my right hand, Gabriel at my left,
Before me Uriel, behind me Raphael,
And above my head the Divine Presence.

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Copyright 1995 Deborah Lynn Friedman (ASCAP), Sounds Write Productions, Inc. (ASCAP).