Rest Sweet Child (Lullabye)

from by Ed VandenDool

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Written to celebrate the birth of my nephew who's arrival was long awaited.

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Cry now if you will restless tiny child
I will sing a lullaby soft and sweet and mild
Rest sweet child of mine, in a world where all is new
Know the one who formed your cries is watching over you

Tell us if you can, where have you been so long
In what secret place was formed the heart that beats out your life song
Rest sweet child of mine, in a world where all is new
Know the one who formed your heart is watching over you

These tender wrinkled hands grasp at all things new
As we prayed your smile was made and your eyes were painted blue
Rest sweet child of mine, in a world where all is new
Know the one who formed your hands is holding on to you

Ten thousand years he gathered stars with which to light your eyes
Transformed the mighty ocean wind into your softest sighs
Rest sweet child of mine, in a world where all is new
Know the one who formed your eyes is watching over you

He alone this life did give, and made your being whole
Took my joy and hope and prayers and tears
And formed of these your soul
Rest sweet child of mine, in a world where all is new
Know the one who formed your soul lives on inside of you

credits

from Counting Waves & others, released October 8, 2014
Written by Ed VandenDool
Ed VandenDool - Vocals and Guitar
Bill Crawford - Vocals and Guitar
Harry Jongerden - Bass
Allison Lupton - Flute

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Ed VandenDool Brantford, Ontario

Ed VandenDool is a singer / songwriter from Southern Ontario Canada. His songs reflect a personal journey that has taken him around the world. He has performed in India, Israel and China as well as at Summer Festivals in Eastern Canada and in Canada's Arctic. His music is an intensely personal celebration of life, love and the wonders of the world. visit www.edvandendool.com ... more

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