Loving Arms is a lullaby written in response to Jesus’ invitation to the little children in Mark 10:14-16. It was commissioned by Tim and Amanda Bourman in honor of their daughter Tayley Grace, born June 27th, 2011. Tim and Amanda requested a lullaby of these verses that they might sing to their new baby girl. Congratulations to our friends and their beautiful family of three!

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Mark 10:14b-16
Jesus said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.

Loving Arms
by Jonathon Roberts

As you lay your little head
May you hear what Jesus says
Let the little children come to me
For my Father’s kingdom belongs to these

As you close your little eyes
Send your worries to the skies
Stars like the drops of water on your skin
The day when the word and the Spirit first came in, and Jesus loved you so
Oh, he’ll always hold you in his loving arms

As you dream my little one
May you dream upon the Son
See his tender arms reach out to you
Feel the blessing of his hands and know, he’ll never let you go
Oh, he’ll always hold you in his loving arms


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