Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Mary’s Lullaby

(2004) I woke up in the middle of the night. A melody kept going over and over in my head. I am not musical. I don’t play an instrument, I can’t read music, but a melody kept playing in my head. I tried to ignore it. I tried to sleep, but it wouldn’t stop. I remember looking at my clock illuminating in the dark, it was after 3 am. I closed my eyes and tried to stop the music. Then lyrics came to my mind. Over and over again, lyrics kept coming to my mind. It wouldn’t stop. OK, ENOUGH I said. I will get up and go to my computer. Ever so quietly, not to wake my Huhoney I crept into the office, and opened up a new screen. I was so tired and I didn’t think to grab my glasses. It didn’t matter, the words were coming so quickly now that I couldn’t stop typing. The music kept on and on and on. The words just spilled from me. I closed my eyes while I was typing because the screen was so bright. That’s ok, I can type very quickly and I don’t need to see what I am typing. I was done. I sighed a huge sigh. I will look at it in the morning I thought to myself. I left my desk and went to my bed, it was after 4 am. I laid my head on my pillow and slept a dreamless sleep. When I awoke in the morning I jumped out of bed and RAN to my computer….to see what I had written. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, I began to cry. What had I done? I was typing to frantically last night my fingers were one key over to the left. Yes, every word was a total scramble. There was nothing to my words smf o vpi;frmy frvogrt smuyjomh. This is what every line looked like. Huhoney came to me and asked what had happened and I told him of my night. “Don’t worry” he said, “you will remember, I know you will remember, the spirit will let you remember”. He hugged me. I was so sad. I couldn’t stop thinking, I didn’t want to do anything until I had remembered. Then I prayed. Yep, I prayed. I am not a renowned poet or anything but this was special, the melody was special and I knew I needed to write it down. Even if it is just for myself and my children. Late in the same evening after the day’s events, it all came back to me. This is what I wrote. I wish I could sing you the melody, it is so pretty. But I can’t. I don’t know how to sing! lol

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Sleep; sleep my angel, our Prince of Peace,

The son of God, please don’t you cry;

Sleep; sleep my baby sang Mary’s lullaby

A cloudless night, the stars shone bright

A warm wind blew throughout the manger

The beautiful voice of a mother’s song

The son of God born in a stable

A cry rang out so soft and gentle

A mother’s kiss and this babe lay still

As she cradled the infant Christ child

She so sweetly sang this verse

Sleep; sleep my angel, our Prince of Peace,

The son of God, please don’t you cry;

Sleep; sleep my baby, begotten son,

The chosen one, to reign on high

The night was endless dark but bright

As stars glistened through out the night

And one alone shone over head

To lead the way to a manger bed

Mary held her infant son

As tears of joy washed her face so pure

And Joseph smiled as he watched them both

So sweet a sound her voice was heard

Sleep; sleep my angel, our Prince of Peace,

The son of God, please don’t you cry;

Sleep, sleep my baby, sang Mary’s lullaby

All those who came and knelt in awe,

Knew that they saw the son of God;

And though the heavens praised his birth,

Just one voice whispered in the night

So gentle a sound, so soft, so light

Her lullaby touched all who heard

God’s promise had come to earth

Sleep; sleep my angel, our Prince of Peace,

The son of God, please don’t you cry;

Sleep; sleep my baby, King of Kings

Our Lord and Savoir, the chosen one.

12/14/2004 Linda Higgins

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Merry Christmas all my Village Friends…and a Happy, Joyful and SAFE New Year.

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love you all…

Linda

17 comments:

emily said...

That was beautiful. You are beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Love you.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, Linda...that was simply phenomenal...no wonder you cried when you thought it was lost!!! The words, as I read them, brought happy tears and sent chills through me!! It's so incredible!! Isn't God amazing the way He brought it back to your mind!! I'm so glad because this really touched me...and is the perfect beginning for the next two days...Thank you!!! And God bless you!! Merry Christmas with love, Janine XO

Barb said...

Sometimes inspiration is Heaven sent, Linda. This is a good story and a most meaningful song. A blessed Christmas to you and your Family.

Bernie said...

Merry Christmas Linda and the most wonderful 2010 ever....will be away for a few days, will see you when I get home, wonderful post......:-) Hugs

Mandy said...

Oh my Auntie!!! You made me cry. I wish you could hum me the melody I think you should put music to it. What a wonderful Lullaby. I wish I could hear the music I would love to play it on the piano. You are an amazing woman and I am truly blessed to have you as my Auntie.

Diana said...

What a beautiful lullaby Linda. It must have come to you for a reason. I love the fact that it woke you up. It makes it even more special. Now you need to find someone who can sing it. Love Di
P.S. Thanks for the kick in the butt!

Cynthia L. H. said...

Gorgeous.
;^)
I will expect to be able to hear it sung some day soon.
;^)
Precious, precious gift.
;^)
Merry Christmas!

Jerelene said...

This was so beautiful Linda...just like you!! I am so glad you're my friend....Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Love and hugs.....Jerelene

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Hello, Linda...I stopped by and left a comment...hope you got it...This was absolutely gorgeous...so inspiring!!! Such a wonderful way to begin my Christmas...hope you are well, and that you have had precious time with loved ones!!! Love, Janine XO

Teacher's Pet said...

Linda....this is incredibly beautiful.
I'm so glad that you saved this...and that it came to you in such a wondrous way. Thank you for sharing it with us.
I send you a very big hug...
Always,
Jackie

Bernie said...

Hi Linda am home and catching up with all my blogging friends, so glad you remembered these beautiful words.....a special memory to pass down to love ones to read each Christmas to come. I do hope you had a wonderful Christmas.....:-) Hugs

Eileen said...

Linda, I was here the other day and tried to comment but Blogger has not been cooperating with me at all!
Such a beautiful song/poem! And to think it came to you in an inspiration in the middle of the night!
You are Blessed!
And thank you for sharing that Blessing with us!

I'm busy this week but I'm trying to visit with everyone before the New Year arrives!

Pat said...

Those words are so beautiful..they don't really need a melody. I would love to hear it sung though...that often makes the words even more special.
From now on...put your glasses on!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Happy New Year, Linda!!! I'm so happy I met you in 2009, and I'm so thrilled to be able to get to know you better in 2010! God bless you and yours!! ~Janine XO

Judy Nebeker said...

very good blog

Linda Higgins said...

So sorry! I did something to the comments and was unable to review any of them! I have it fixed now so that you can leave a comment without me reviewing! I lost them all!

need_a_latte_mom said...

This is just beautiful!
Thank you!