Helene Kates, Michael Kates
© 2010 Peradam Music (ASCAP)
Close your eyes, child, and go to sleep,
You are safe here, tucked in so tight.
My love will carry you gently through the night,
Day is done now, and all is right.
Hashkiveinu Hashem Elokeinu,
V’ha-amideynu, Malkeinu l’chayim,
Ufros aleinu sukat sh’lomecha.
Hear my voice as you close your eyes,
Feel the weight of the world slip free.
I’ll stay beside you even in my dreams,
You will always be close to me
Translation: Lay us down to sleep, Lord our G-d, in peace. Raise us upright, our King, to life, and spread over us the shelter of Your peace.
From the evening prayers. Released on Untold Stories in stereo, re-mixed in mono and background vocals added on 8 Songs for Children.