Rock-a-bye

The full moon has hung her great lamp in the sky

Author: Ida M. Budd
Tune: [The full moon has hung her great lamp in the sky]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 The full moon has hung her great lamp in the sky,
Rock-a-bye, baby, bye,
And looks down at thee with her beautiful eye,
Rock-a-bye baby bye.
The little star babies each hold up their light,
Good-night, good-night,
To bid the great world and my baby good-night,
Good-night, good-night.

Chorus:
Rock-a-bye, lul-la-bye, hush-a-bye, baby bye,
Now with the birds and the flowers,
My baby go to sleep.
The full moon has hung her great lamp in the sky,
Rock-a-bye, baby, bye,
And looks down at thee with her beautiful eye,
Rock-a-bye baby bye.

2 Afar in the woodland the night breezes sigh,
Rock-a-bye, baby, bye,
And over the meadow the little owls fly,
Rock-a-bye baby bye.
The little birds drowsily stir in their nest,
Good-night, good-night,
And cuddle more closely 'neath soft wings and sleep,
Good-night, good-night.

Chorus:
Rock-a-bye, lul-la-bye, hush-a-bye, baby bye,
Now with the birds and the flowers,
My baby go to sleep.
Afar in the woodland the night breezes sigh,
Rock-a-bye, baby, bye,
And over the meadow the little owls fly,
Rock-a-bye baby bye.

3 Our heavenly Father is watching on high,
Rock-a-bye, baby, bye,
To keep thee from danger He's lovingly nigh,
Rock-a-bye baby bye.
The long hours of darkness and silence and sleep,
Good-night, good-night,
Can bring us no ill while His watch He doth keep,
Good-night, good-night.

Chorus:
Rock-a-bye, lul-la-bye, hush-a-bye, baby bye,
Now with the birds and the flowers,
My baby go to sleep.
Our heavenly Father is watching on high,
Rock-a-bye, baby, bye,
To keep thee from danger He's lovingly nigh,
Rock-a-bye baby bye.


Source: Little Branches No. 2: a collection of songs prepared especially for the primary and infant deparments of the sunday school #54

Author: Ida M. Budd

Ida M. Budd was born in 1859 in a log cabin in Saginaw County, Michigan. When she was three years old her parents moved to Milford, Michigan. She loved nature and books. She decided to be a school teacher, receiving her teaching certificate when she was fifteen. Her first poem was published in 1881. She is known for her poems for children. 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: The full moon has hung her great lamp in the sky
Title: Rock-a-bye
Author: Ida M. Budd
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Rock-a-bye, lullabye
Copyright: Public Domain

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