Talitha's Bedtime Song

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Founder & Teacher, desiringGod.org

Last Sunday, for the first time in my life, I sang on request in a Sunday morning worship service. Another one of those milestones I said I could never do. The pastor saw me in the audience and said that he loved the song I sang to Talitha (that I mentioned in my article last week) and wondered what the tune was. Would I sing it?


I did. Admittedly, there were only 40 people in the congregation.

So according to the request, here’s my shot.

I wrote the words, and I sing them to the tune of "If Thou but Suffer God to Guide Thee" (listen).

Come rest your head and nestle gently,
And do not fear the dark of night.
Almighty God keeps watch intently,
And guards your life with all his might.
Doubt not his love, nor power to keep,
He never fails, nor does he sleep.