Hashkiveinu

Let me sink down
Let me fall asleep
Let me close my eyes
Let me shut out the world


Let me cover my eyes
Hold me tight in my sleep
Hide me from my wants and needs
Hover over my slumber

Let my shoulders relax
Keep me warm and fed
Carry me with you
Caress me with dreams and defeats

Let me give up now
Let me go home now
Let me sleep
Let me go

Allow me a moment of rest
A night of sleep
A night of forgiveness
A night of retreat


Tomorrow, my God,
I will rise again
I will shoulder my burdens
I will race towards You


For now, my God,
I will rest within myself
I will rest under Your wings
I will rest under Your feet


Hashkiveinu, my God,
Let me sleep.

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