This one has never been one of them. I don't even know all the words. I mean. It's a great hymn. I just had no deep attachment to it. Until now.
Because somehow it's the song I sing almost every night to Eliana. I don't know where it came from and I find great irony with it- since it's something I struggle to do so badly, but there it is.
Maybe I picked it because I want her to be better than me.
I want her to not have my struggles.
I want her to trust Jesus, always.
Since I don't know all the words I sing the parts I know over & over. Most of the time, as soon as I start singing it she looks up at me, smiles real big & then calms down & snuggles in. It's my favorite part of any & every day. (When she doesn't respond this way I'm kinda bummed- not gonna lie).
One day she'll know I don't sing well & this of course will all be over- but until then- we go with it. And God teaches me a little bit more about Himself as I sing those words I struggle to live.