Sleep! the bird is in its nest (Joseph Barnby)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-03-02). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 122 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Original text and translations
Sleep! the bird is in its nest;
Sleep! the bee is hushed to rest;
Sleep! rocked on thy mother's breast!
To thy mother's fond heart pressed,
Sleep! the waning daylight dies;
Sleep! the stars dream in the skies;
Daisies long have closed their eyes;
Calm, how calm on all things lies!
Sleep, then, sleep! my heart's delight;
Sleep! and through the darksome night
Round thy bed God's angels bright,
Guard thee till I come with light;