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The Army and Navy Hymnal/Hymns/Sleep, My Little Jesus

For works with similar titles, see Lullaby.
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1.Sleep, my little Jesus,
On thy Bed of hay,
While the shepherds homeward
Journey on their way.
Mother is thy shepherd
And will her vigil keep:
Did the voices wake thee?
O sleep my Jesus Sleep!
Softly sleep, sweetly sleep,
May Jesus sleep!
2.Sleep, my little Jesus,
While thou art my own!
Ox and ass thy heighbours,
Shalt thou have a throne?
Will they call me blessed?
Shall I stand and weep?
Be it far Jehovah!
O sleep my Jesus Sleep!
Softly sleep, sweetly sleep,
May Jesus sleep!
3.Sleep, my little Jesus,
Wonder baby mine!
Well the singing angels
Greet thee as divine.
Through my heart as heaven
Low the echoes sweep
Of glory to Jehovah!
O sleep my Jesus sleep!
Softly sleep, sweetly sleep,
May Jesus sleep!
Amen