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MP3: Bonus Track -I Lay Me Down FL

I Lay Me Down - Song History
Words & Music: Dennis Jernigan
April 1, 2011

This song came for a small group of people who came to my home to be a part of what we call the Next Generation Creative Institute. This is a quarterly gathering we hold in our home for the purpose of helping creative souls find more of the creative inspiration and outlet God has for them in this life. As always seems to be the case, the enemy was bombarding me with his lies just before what would prove to be a very powerful ministry event. The biggest lies revolve around him reminding me what God has called me to, that not many out there are called to what I am called to, trying to lead me to feeling alone and to ponder giving up. The only problem is that the giftings and callings of the Lord are irrevocable (Romans 11:29)!  As I began to put the enemy under my feet by the simple act of praise, I began to sing my prayer to the Lord and as I did I began to sense that those who would be attending the NGCI were facing their own bombardments from the Liar. This song became apparent as I continued to sing my prayer and praise to God. It is meant to be a hymn of faith. The bridge can be extended for as long as the Spirit leads, making a great opportunity for corporate release of melodic prayer.
Dennis Jernigan


In peace I will both lie down and sleep,
For You alone, O Lord, make me to dwell in safety.
Psalm 4:8 NASB


Verse
The fire You have called me to consumes me
Leaving me exposed and naked standing there
All You brought me through is Yours to use, so use me
But the load at  times is more than I can bear

Chorus
So I lay me down
Lay my burdens down
And I fix my eyes on You
I lay my burdens down
Where Your grace abounds
And I find my rest in You
And I find my rest in You

Verse
Weeping lasts the night but joy is coming
I find joy when I can see what You can see
Though I fall I get back up and I keep running
And I run straight to Your arms where You redeem

Chorus
So I lay me down
Lay my burdens down
And I fix my eyes on You
I lay my burdens down
Where Your grace abounds
And I find my rest in You
And I find my rest in You

Bridge
Grace! Pour Your grace on me 
For I am needy! I am weak! 
Grace! Pour Your grace on me 
For You alone will be my strength! 

Grace! Let Your grace abound! 
Where the darkness rules let Your Light surround! 
Grace! Let Your grace abound! 
Fill me with pow'r to put the Liar down! 

Grace! Pour Your grace on me 
And help me see what You can see! 
Grace! Pour Your grace on me! 
Father, fill my soul and set me free!


WORDS & MUSIC

Dennis Jernigan
April 1, 2011
©2011 Shepherd’s Heart Music, Inc.
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