Avoid idleness, and fill up all the spaces of thy time with severe and useful employment; for lust easily creeps in at those emptinesses where the soul is unemployed and the body is at ease; for no easy, healthful, idle person was ever chaste if he could be tempted; but of all employments, bodily labor is the most useful, and of the greatest benefit for driving away the Devil. (Jeremy Taylor)
Save me O Lord from all evil dreams,
Silence down all the nasty screams.
By your name O Lord Jesus, my nightmares I banish,
And I’ll keep doing it till they all vanish.
Save me O Lord from all lying dreams,
Keep me safe from Satan’s wicked schemes.
By your victory O Lord Jesus I claim my right,
To have peaceful sleep, be it day or night.
Save me O Lord from all tempting dreams,
Pull me out of the bewitching streams.
By your Divine Word I choose to abide,
So keep me safe from every side.
Save me O Lord from all profane dreams,
Let your Holy Angels trounce the insidious teams.
By your perfect love O God which I hold so dear,
From my rest let it cast out all fear.
Relax in the Lord Jesus,
For he’s the one who sees us.
Cast unto him your burdens and cares,
Be not worried by the world’s dares.
To receive God’s grace do what is just,
Put your faith in the Lord and him do trust.
Never be anxious nor too much you weep,
The Lord feeds the birds who neither sow or reap.
Be not anxious at all for tomorrow,
Surrender to Christ your trouble and sorrow.
Do not worry about what you’ll eat or drink,
Keep first God’s kingdom and his righteousness in all you think.
Fear not the future nor shifting sands,
God has it all covered in his holy hands.
Rest secure in his great love,
As you’re blessed by God from above.
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Psalm 4:8 “I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for you, LORD, only make me dwell in safety.”
Psalm 127:2 “It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.”
Proverbs 3:24 “When you lie down, you will not be afraid; When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.”
Job 11:19 “You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid, and many will court your favor.”
*S -Speak The Word Of Faith*
*E -Enter His Gates With Thanksgiving*
*P -Prayer Without Ceasing*
*T -Trust In The Lord*
*E -Exalt His Name Forever*
*M -Magnify The Lord*
*B -Believe In His Promises*
*E -Expect To Receive*
*R -Rest In His Assurance Of Victory*
Note: This song was sung up by Fernando Ortega, lyrics written by Annie S. Hawks (1835-1918) and musical arrangement by Robert Lowry (1826-1899)
1. I need thee every hour, most gracious Lord;
no tender voice like thine can peace afford.
I need thee, O I need thee;
every hour I need thee;
O bless me now, my Savior, I come to thee.
2. I need thee every hour; stay thou nearby;
temptations lose their power when thou art nigh.
3. I need thee every hour, in joy or pain;
come quickly and abide, or life is vain.
4. I need thee every hour; teach me thy will;
and thy rich promises in me fulfill.
5. I need thee every hour, most Holy One;
O make me thine indeed, thou blessed Son.