Lullabies and Evensong

by Rebecca M Ifland

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Nadia Ifland You can certainly feel the love in this album! The musicality and uniqueness of songs like "Snakes" is impressive, and will keep the kids (and adults) coming back for more. What a great album! Favorite track: Time for Everything.
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The inspiration for this album was the blessed crop of babies coming into my world, that they would have songs to rest in:
Snakes for Nathan and Bernadette
Horizons for John and Dustyn
A Time for Everything for Orion and Rebecca
Guides us Waking For Matthew and Dawn
Lighten our Darkness for Jonathan and Elizabeth
Watch O Lord for Mark and Rebecca
Shades of Blue for Jerome and Maria


released December 27, 2015

Flute: Leslie Brown
Cello: Seth Ifland
Keyboard: Heidi Ifland, Rebecca Ifland
Drums: Kyle Watanabe
Arrangements: Christopher Ifland

Album Art: Rebecca Ifland
Digital enhancement: Ariella Rollins
Engineering and Production: Iflandia MusicWorks
Recording: Studio 104, Kingston WA



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Track Name: Snakes
Snakes have holes, lions have dens,
Fuzzy chicks sleep under hens,
Doves at night return to nest:
Evening is the time for rest.

Sinking sun is setting soon
Then will rule the paler moon,
Owls and cats and ‘coons will play
In the moon their lesser day.

You, my child, live in the light.
You may not be wild by night!
In the day you’ll play and jest:
Evening is the time for rest!
Track Name: Horizons
Red, orange, yellow, start the day,
Yellow, green, blue the colors of play.
Green, blue, purple lead to night,
Blue purple red return to dawn and light.
Track Name: Time for Everything
Sun has set, moon will rise,
You are weary, close your eyes.
All of life in order keep:
Now is time to go to sleep.

Morn will come, with the day:
That will be the time to play.
Time to sing and dance and leap:
Now is time to go to sleep.
Track Name: Guide Us Waking
(from The Book of Common Prayer)
Guide us waking, O Lord,
And guard us sleeping.
That awake we may watch with Christ,
And asleep we may rest in peace.
Track Name: Lighten Our Darkness
(from The Book of Common Prayer)
Lighten our darkness O Lord, we pray,
And in your great mercy defend us
From all perils and dangers of this night
For the love of your only son
Our savior Jesus Christ.
Track Name: Watch O Lord
(St. Augustine)
Watch, O Lord, with those who wake,
or watch, or weep tonight,
and give Your angels and saints
charge over those who sleep.

Tend Your sick ones, O Lord Christ.
Rest Your weary ones.
Bless Your dying ones.
Soothe Your suffering ones.
Pity Your afflicted ones.
Shield Your joyous ones,
And all for Your love's sake.
Track Name: Shades of Blue
Shades of blue and shades of grey
Deepen in the close of day
Blanketing the earth and sky:
Go to sleep; do not cry.

Pass the night in quiet peace
Morn will come and then release
Brilliant hues in early light:
Sleep till then; all the night.