Coming soon to a couch near you! We’ve been booking some intimate home shows in the Portland area this summer and are looking for some more homes to invade. So if you would like to host an Acoustic Living Room Concert please let us know!
Here is the official lyric video for my lullaby song “Before You Sleep” which will be featured on my upcoming new CD, “White.” This is my 4th official lyric video that I have produced myself so I hope you enjoy it!
The first stanza of the song was inspired by an anonymous poem and then I tied that in with several of the following scriptures including mostly from Psalm 121.
I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.
In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.
Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
A huge thanks to Marissa Joyner of FluxVFX for her help with the initial After Effects template that helped get me started on the animation for this video. As the cover art featured a mobile like would hang over a child’s crib I wanted something similar for the lyric video and this was the end result!
Also once again huge thanks to my good friend Nick Garrett-Powell for producing, recording & engineering this song along with playing mandolin, bass, djembe, shaker, finger snaps & singing harmonies!
Lyric Video produced by: Dawson Cowals
Dawson Cowals – Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Nick Garrett-Powell – Mandolin, Bass, Djembe, Shaker, Finger Snaps, Harmonies
After Effects Template:
Marissa Joyner – FluxVFX
This song is available on Amazon and iTunes as a single Before You Sleep.
Before You Sleep
Before you sleep, just gently lay
Every troubled thought away;
Just drop your burdens and your cares
In the quiet arms of prayer.
Then drift away, off to sleep
With a perfect sense of peace
Secure in knowing no harm will fall
For he never slumbers; but he sees all
And his eyes never close in sleep
And his eyes always keep watch over me
And his love shining from above
Awakes me softly when the new day has come
Blessed is the day that the Lord has made
We all rejoice and are glad in it
But though this day is gone
We know that His mercies are new
With the coming of the dawn
First stanza taken from an anonymous poem. Additional lyrics by Dawson Cowals.
Psalm 3:5, 4:8, 118:24, 121; Lamentations 3:21-26; Matthew 11:28-30; Philippians 4:6-7
Copyright © 2011 Dawson Cowals.