Dawson's latest single is a mellow, grooving acoustic lullaby featuring guitar and mandolin along with some hand percussion and lush harmonies. Once again Dawson has teamed up with the amazing Nick Garrett-Powell and delivered a fantastic new song. Based mostly on the passage from Psalm 121 and the inspirational lyrics of an anonymous poem, it reminds us that we can lay our burdens at the feet of Jesus and he will give us perfect peace. That when we lay down to sleep we can rest assured that his eyes never close in sleep and that he is always keeping watch over us.
This song is one of the first singles completed for Dawson's 13th full-length CD, "The White Album", which is currently being completed in the studio. Stay tuned for some more singles and word on a firmer release date for the new album!
For fans of Brandon Heath, Joshua Radin, OneRepublic and Nickel Creek.
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Dawson Cowals [Before You Sleep]| Posted December 20, 2011
Dawson Cowals is an independent Christian singer/songwriter from Portland, Oregon and I've recently had the privilege to listen to his new single "Before You Sleep" from his upcoming release "The White Album." It has a great lullaby feel to the song. As a Christian father of three young daughters I love the inclusion of Scripture in the lyrics. The last stanza is very prayerful and biblical--"Blessed is the day that the Lord has made, We all rejoice and are glad in it, But though this day is gone, We know that His mercies are new, With the coming of the dawn." This is a great song to celebrate God's blessings and mercies daily. Amen. Dawson's folk musical style is great for fans of Bebo Norman and Jason Gray.