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Slumber, Sweetly Slumber

Cradled in a manger, On the fragrant hay, wrapped

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Cradled in a manger, On the fragrant hay]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Cradled in a manger,
On the fragrant hay,
Wrapped in peaceful slumber,
Baby Jesus lay.

Slumber, sweetly slumber,
While angels hover near,
Slumber, sweetly slumber,
Thou Thought of God so dear.
Slumber on, slumber on,
Thou Holy Babe.

2 Happy be Thy slumbers,
While sweet lullabies,
Sung by shining angels,
Echo through the skies. [Refrain]

3 Sleep, dear baby Jesus,
Love shall make the night
Full of joy and gladness,
Bright with heaven’s light. [Refrain]

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Cradled in a manger, On the fragrant hay, wrapped
Title: Slumber, Sweetly Slumber
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Slumber, sweetly slumber
Publication Date: 1901
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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