Beautiful, simple, and profound are the first words that come to mind as Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter and Willie Nelson’s son sing, ‘Lay Me Down.’ The duo sang ever so eloquently about the somber reality of passing from this side of heaven to the next.
The song ‘Lay Me Down’ is a song penned like the words found in the Psalms that reflect on our own morality and how we will be at peace once we meet our heavenly father face to face.
The song is told from the point of view of how rough and unfair the world is and how we don’t truly find peace until we are laid to rest. “When they lay me down someday, my soul will rise, then fly away.
This old world will turn around. I’ll be at peace when they lay me down. This life isn’t fair, it seems. It’s filled with tears and broken dreams. There are no tears where I am bound, and I’ll be at peace when they lay me down,” is how the lyrics of the song goes.
But what captures it so beautifully are the voices of Emmy Russell and Lukas Nelson.
Lukas sounds so much like his grandfather Willie, and Emma exudes the spirit of her grandmother. Together the pair delivered a beautiful rendition their families would be proud of.
Sadly, Lorretta Lynn passed away just a few weeks ago, and this performance is a stunning tribute to the “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” The torch has been passed on from one generation to the next of these musical families, and they honored the late and great Lorretta Lynn, who loved Christ more than life itself. The performance will absolutely bring tears to your eyes and call to the depths of your spirit that yearns to be with.