Lyrics brought to you by Segnbora-t
with words by Edward Caswall and music by J.B. Dykes.
Sleep, holy babe! Upon Thy mother's breast;
Great Lord of earth and sea and sky,
How sweet it is to see Thee lie
In such a place of rest,
In such a place of rest.
Sleep, holy babe! Thine angels watch around,
All bending low with folded wings,
Before th'incarnate King of kings,
In rev'rent awe profound,
In rev'rent awe profound.
Sleep, holy babe! while I with Mary gaze
In joy upon that face awhile,
Upon which the loving infant smile
Which there divinely plays,
Which there divinely plays.
Sleep, holy babe! Ah! Take Thy brief repose;
Too quickly will Thy slumbers break,
And Thou to lengthened pains awake,
That death alone shall close,
That death alone shall close.