I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the LORD sustained me. I will not be afraid of many thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around.
The choice is clear
I can know fearless sleep
or live with dread of sleepless fear
the question to debate: "Is God near?"
An ancient king led a nation
only to have reversal of station
his own army sought his execution
yet he could sleep like he was on vacation!
Fearless sleep came from trust
in a God Who led him to dust
and back again despite the rust
of moral failure and sinful lust.
Fearless sleep, not sleepless fear
led David to trust God Who was near
to save him from a son held dear
who sought to kill him in the clear.
So now I lay me down to sleep
praying to God my soul to keep
waking, dying, fearless faith has me
in my vulnerability God watches me.