Amid the roses Mary sits and rocks her Jesus-Child While amid the treetops sighs the breeze so warm and mild And soft and sweetly sings a bird upon the bough Ah, Baby, dear one Slumber now. Happy is Thy laughter; holy is Thy silent rest Lay Thy head in slumber fondly on Thy mother’s breast Ah, Baby, dear one Slumber now. The Virgin’s Slumber Song. Divine Office: Liturgy of the Hours
There is only one name worthy of our wishing, one name deserving of our dreams. And when we keep that name in the middle of our life, He offers hope in our beginning, glory in our end, and grace for every moment in-between. Heavenly Father, thank You for being here with me in the middle. May Your grace sustain me in the long days, giving me perspective, courage and hope. In Jesus' Name, Amen.