1 Sleep, Lord Jesus! Mary smiling
on her infant so beguiling
sings a joyful lullaby.

2 Sleep, Lord Jesus! Mary grieving
at the fate our sin is weaving
sings a solemn lullaby.

3 Sleep, Lord Jesus! Mary dreaming
of this fallen world's redeeming
sings a holy lullaby.

Sleep, Lord Jesus, Lullaby!

Dormi Jesu! Mater ridet. Des Knaben Wunderhorn (1805 - 1808), tr. Michael Perry (1942 - 1996)
© Mrs B Perry/Jubilate Hymns
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