Sleep my baby, at my breast,
'Tis a motherís arms round you.
Make yourself a snug, warm nest.
Feel my love forever new.
Harm will not meet you in sleep,
Hurt will always pass you by.
Child beloved, always youíll keep,
In sleep gentle, motherís breast nigh.
Sleep in peace tonight, sleep,
O sleep gently, what a sight.
A smile I see in slumber deep,
What visions make your face bright?
Are the angels above smiling,
At you in your peaceful rest?
Are you beaming back while in
Peaceful slumber on motherís breast?
Do not fear the sound, itís a breeze
Brushing leaves against the door.
Do not dread the murmurring seas,
Lonely waves washing the shore.
Sleep child mine, thereís nothing here,
While in slumber at my breast,
Angels smiling, have no fear,
Holy angels guard your rest.
Through the window by your cradle
Shines a moonbeam soft and clear:
Sleep my baby, fear no danger,
None can harm you, mother's near.
In the treetops, winds are sighing,
Birds are flying to their nest.
Warm and cozy, no more crying.
Sleep my baby, be at rest.
Through the window by your creadle
Shines a sunbeam, warm and bright.
Wake my baby, gently smiling,
Day is dawning with the light.
In the tree-tops birds are singing.
Lambs are risking in the sun;
Gone is darkness, no more dreaming,
Wake my baby, night is done!