CLOSE YOUR EYES

04:08
Album: The Nashville Collection
2008-00-00
Written By Heather Layne

Story

"CLOSE YOUR EYES is a song I affectionately call 'God's Lullaby'. Like Zephaniah 3:17 indicates, God 'sings over us'... I wrote this song in less than five minutes, imagining Him singing it to me... I lived many years always looking over my shoulder, never feeling the safety of God's presence in my life. It is exhausting when you live life in a manner where you feel you must sleep with one eye open... When I turned my life over to God, I felt His comfort and presence so deeply that at night I felt I could finally sleep with 'both eyes shut', because I knew God was there, watching over me. And thus, 'Close Your Eyes' was born.

When I was a single mom, this song comforted me many nights, as I lay on my couch, kids asleep... just me and God. As I was trying my best to cooperate with Him to untangle my emotions and life circumstances, He loved me... and still does... deeply, honestly, completely. Thank you, Lord... " - Heather Layne

"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life... Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly." Matthew 11:28-30 (The Message Bible)

Lyrics

Close your eyes

Let go tonight

I wanna be close to you

I'm yours tonight

 

Close your eyes

Let me tonight

I just wanna love you

Be your friend tonight

 

I know you're weary

I know you're lonely

I know you need me

 

Close your eyes

Breathe deep tonight

I want to heal you

Touch your heart tonight

 

Close your eyes

Rest your mind tonight

My yoke is easy

My burden is light

 

© 2008 HLT

Producer: Neal James, Nashville, TN
Recorded at Studio 19, Music Row, Nashville, TN
Guitars: Dean Hall, Dan Furmanik
Keys: Jim Kirby
Bass: Matt McGee
Drums: Craig Krampf
Background Vocals: Heather Layne