Sleep! Holy Babe! Lyrics

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,

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

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

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.

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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