RURAL BRYANT, SD, PRESENTS:
Or, "The Old Rocking Chair," by Ron Ginther
where Grandma, Grandpa, loved to sit?
Or did you climb, or were pulled up
to hear God's Word, lamp-lit?
Was that where David and Goliath fought
upon those loving knees?
You can't forget Jericho's Walls
blown down by your own sneeze!
Remember Bible saints first met your gaze
as Grandma, Grandpa, made them real?
And didn't you learn true godly ways
before you went to school?
David showed you faith and courage too--
a shepherd-boy, not much bigger than you!
Joshua--what trust in God!--
though eyelids droop, and heads go nod!
It's Sleepytime for little ones,
Queen Esther waits another day.
She'll save her people yet,
And Haman will God's Justice pay!
But Jesus is the Best of all
the people in God's Book--
His love for you shone from each page,
for on the Cross he paid sin's wage.
Who else would come to where we are--
stable-born beneath a star?
No one needed to explain,
or give Church Doctrine--
He came as a baby in Bethlehem,
He died on the Cross for us,
He conquered sin--
Rock-a-bye, Rock-a-bye, and sleep, Child, in Him!