Hope Rising

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

With all my heart I love You, Sovereign Lord. Tomorrow, let me love You even more.

When my son was only a few days old, I was listening to a Fernando Ortega CD and heard Jesus, King of Angels for the first time.  I began to play the song for my baby every night starting that evening.  It's six and a half years later, and I'm still playing it every night...tonight the words struck me new once more as I laid him down to sleep.

Jesus, King of Angels

Jesus, King of angels, heaven's light,
Shine Your face upon this house tonight.
Let no evil come into my dreams;
Light of heaven, keep me in Your peace.

Remind me how You made dark spirits flee, 
And spoke Your power to the raging sea.
And spoke Your mercy to a sinful man;
Remind me, Jesus, this is what I am.

The universe is vast beyond the stars,
But You are mindful when the sparrow falls, 
And mindful of the anxious thoughts 
That find me, surround me, and bind me . . . .

With all my heart I love You, Sovereign Lord.
Tomorrow, let me love You even more.
And rise to speak the goodness of Your name 
Until I close my eyes and sleep again.

Jesus, King of angels, heaven's light,
Hold my hand and keep me through this night.

Listen to Jesus, King of Angels here.

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