Cradle Song

Sleep, baby, sleep, thy Father guards the sheep

Author: Ferd. F. Buermeyer
Published in 10 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Sleep, baby, sleep!
Thy father guards the sheep,
Thy mother shakes the dreamland tree,
And from it fall sweet dreams for thee;
Sleep, baby, sleep!
Sleep, baby, sleep!

2. Sleep, baby, sleep!
The large stars are the sheep,
The little ones the lambs, I guess,
The gentle moon the shepherdess,
Sleep, baby, sleep!
Sleep, baby, sleep!

3. Sleep, baby, sleep!
Our Savior loves His sheep,
He is the Lamb of God on high,
Who for our sakes came down to die,
Sleep, baby, sleep!
Sleep, baby, sleep!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6156

Author: Ferd. F. Buermeyer

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Text Information

First Line: Sleep, baby, sleep, thy Father guards the sheep
Title: Cradle Song
German Title: Schlaf, Kindlein, Schlaf
Author: Ferd. F. Buermeyer
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #6156
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The Cyber Hymnal #6156

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