Monday, June 3, 2013

Such a Sweet Lullaby

To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others. -Blessed John Paul II


I like to sing. Especially during those sweet times that I am able to lull my little ones to sleep during their nap times or bed times. With my oldest son, Joseph, I would always sing Hail Mary, Gentle Woman. He now tries to sing with me before his nap time. He knows the first couple words and it is the sweetest thing hearing him hum along with me before I leave him to take his afternoon nap. 

Now, with my sweet Eli, we have a new song to sing. A song, like Hail Mary, Gentle Woman, that is special to my husband and I. It's The Servant Song. I'm sure those in the Catholic community have heard it before. I once learned how to play this song on the guitar for my husband for one of his birthdays with the help of a dear friend. Haha, but if you asked me to play it again, I wouldn't even know where to begin. I was able to learn it for that one day, which ultimately didn't matter since I cried halfway through! But, here we are now with our second born, Eli. Singing this song with your children in mind will really warm your heart. I know it does mine each time I sing it to him. The words are so kind and close to a mother's heart for her children. 

I'll leave you with the sweet lyrics that I love sharing with my youngest. I hope these words will always be a prayer for my youngest and my whole family. A prayer that will encourage our hearts to always serve each other. 


The Servant Song 

Will you let me be your servant, let me be as Christ to you? 
Pray that I might have the grace to let you be my servant, too. 

We are pilgrims on a journey, we are trav’lers on the road.
We are here to help each other walk the mile and bear the load.

I will hold the Christ-light for you in the night time of your fear.
I will hold my hand out to you, speak the peace you long to hear.

I will weep when you are weeping, when you laugh I'll laugh with you.
I will share your joy and sorrow, till we've seen this journey through.

When we sing to god in heaven, we shall find such harmony,
born of all we've known together of Christ's love and agony.

Will you let me be your servant, let me be as Christ to you?
Pray that I might have the grace to let you be my servant, too.

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