I've been teaching Alisdair and Isobel a bedtime prayer I remember from my own childhood. My brother, sister, and I, used to say it in unison. We only said the first verse, so I was quite surprised to learn there were two more stanzas.
Jesus, Tender Shepherd, Hear Me . . .
Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me:
Bless Thy little child to-night;
Through the darkness be Thou near me,
Keep me safe till morning light.
All this day Thy hand has led me,
And I thank Thee for Thy care;
Thou hast warmed me, clothed me, fed me;
Listen to my evening prayer.
May my sins be all forgiven;
Bless the friends I love so well;
Take me, Lord, at last to heaven.
Happy there with Thee to dwell.
Both my little "lambs" are sleeping and I am sure our "Tender Shepherd" is blessing them, even as they slumber. Tomorrow is another exciting day . . .