Sleep! Holy Babe! Lyrics

1.
Sleep, Holy Babe, Upon your mother’s breast;
Great Lord of earth and sea and sky,
How sweet it is to see you lie,
In such a place of rest,


2.
Sleep! Holy Babe! Your angels watch around,
All bending low with folded wings,
Before th’incarnate King of kings,
In reverent awe profound.

3.
Sleep! Holy Babe! While I with Mary gaze,
In joy upon that face awhile,
Upon the loving infant smile.
Which there divinely plays.

4.
Sleep! Holy Babe! Ah! Take your brief repose;
Too quickly will Thy slumbers break,
And you to lengthened pains awake,
That death alone shall close.

5.
O lady Blest, sweet Virgin, hear my cry
Forgive the wrong that I have done,
To you, in causing your dear Son,
Upon the cross to die.

Sleep! Holy Babe! Lyrics

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