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Like a Child Rests

Scripture References

Confessions and Statements of Faith References

Further Reflections on Confessions and Statements of Faith References

The confessions of the church at times refer to the fact that child-like silence, resting and trusting, are all part of a believer’s walk with God. Our World Belongs to God, paragraph 35 testifies that believers are called to be “silent before the mystery of his love.” Belgic Confession, Article 13 testifies that “we do not wish to inquire with undue curiosity into what God does that surpasses human understanding and is beyond our ability to comprehend.”

Additional Prayers

Loving God,
may our words be simple,
our hearts humbled,
our attention focused,
and our thoughts pure.
Thank you that we may lean upon you,
as a child with its mother.
You are our hope and we praise you.
now and forever. Amen.

O Christ,
our lives and our world seem so tangled and complicated.
Help us to desire nothing else but that you will always be present to us,
and that we may always be present to you. Amen.

Tune Information

Name
LIKE A CHILD RESTS
Key
C Major
Meter
6.8 refrain 9.6.9.6

Author and Composer Information

Christopher Walker (b. 1947) is an internationally known lecturer, composer and conductor whose works encompass children’s music for liturgy and catechism plus a wealth of material for all liturgical celebrations. Christopher earned his degree in music from Bristol University, and served as director of music at Clifton Cathedral in Bristol and director of music for the Clifton Diocese. Christopher now lives in Los Angeles, California, where he is combining the roles of music lecturer at Mount St. Mary College and director of music and worship at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. He is also a member of the North American Forum on the Catechumenate. He travels frequently, giving workshops and lectures on liturgy, music and children’s worship. 
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