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Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005 02:04 pm

Jacqueline Jackson

Lovepoem # 4

Lovepoem # 4
Lullaby

(My mother wrote this lullaby for my oldest sister, on her first Christmas 1925. I’ll send the music on request.)
Sleep, little baby, the daylight is fading; Dim yellow stars the dark heavens adorn; Once, long ago, in a Bethlehem manger The little Lord Jesus was born. Lullaby, lullaby, sleep, little baby, sleep.
Sleep, little baby, my arms are about thee, A circle of love which enfolds thee secure; So Mary cradled the wee baby Jesus, The little Lord Jesus, so pure. Lullaby, lullaby, sleep, little baby, sleep.
Sleep, little baby, thine eyelids are drooping, Thy warm, tender body relaxing to rest; Jesus thus slept in the arms of sweet Mary, His dear little head on her breast. Lullaby, lullaby, sleep, little baby, sleep. Lullaby, lullaby, sleep, little baby, sleep.
© Jacqueline Jackson 2005 jjack1@uis.edu
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