Friday, May 17, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Song

Music is the thing that brings joy to my family.  We seriously love it.  My husband plays beautiful guitar and dabbles in piano.  He finds such joy in music.

I love music, too.  From the time I was born I was being sung to.  Every night (or as far as I know, every night) my mom or dad would rub my back as they tucked me in and sing "Turn your eyes upon Jesus."

It's ingrained in me.
I had it played at our wedding five years ago while my husband and I took communion together for the first time as a married pair.

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
and the things of this world will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.

I have a 16 month old.
Guess what song I choose to sing to him during our bedtime routine?  You guessed it.  I don't do it every night, but almost.
My parents also use to tell me "sweet dreams of Jesus" as they closed my door and left me to drift off to sleep.

I love speaking that phrase to my boy.  I hope it instills in him the same love for Jesus that I have.


  1. What a great song and a great night time routine!

  2. Beautiful story- brought tears to my eyes! With my first son, I sang "Jesus loves me" ALL the time! When I was pregnant with #2, I sang it to my belly, and I'm pretty sure that he came out humming the tune! It's our song of comfort - whenever the kids are sick or stressed out, it's amazing how quickly a simple song like Jesus Loves Me calms them!
    Great memories of your childhood that you get to share with your son... PRICELESS!

  3. Haha! I sing that to Ella, too. :)