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“Bedtime,” Friend, Feb. 1995, 39


I need someone to hug me tight,

A teddy bear to kiss good night,

My night-light shining soft and bright

Before I go to sleep.

I brush my teeth and wash my face,

Put all my toys back in their place,

And look out at the stars in space

Before I go to sleep.

I like the scriptures to be read,

A glass of water by my bed,

And I make sure my prayers are said

Before I go to sleep.

Mom tucks my blanket ’round me tight,

Dad smiles as he turns off the light,

I think of dreams to dream tonight—

And then go to sleep!

Illustrated by Pat Hoggan