The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

In the Dark and Silent Night

A Lullaby

Words: Jane Eliza Leeson (1807-1882), 1848, in The Christian Child's Book (1848)

Tune: Capetown (7775), by Friedrich Filitz.

Source: Church Hymnal. By Permission of the General Synod of the Church of Ireland (Dublin: The Association for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1889), #451, p. 459.

See: Guardian Angels

See also "Night," The Guardian Angel (London: Joseph Masters, 1858).

1. In the dark and silent night,
Blessed Lord be thou my light;
So shall nothing me affright. Alleluia!

2. Safely shadowed 'neath Thy wing,
Help Thy little one to sing,
Glory to the heavenly King! Alleluia!

3. Angels sing, and so would I,
While upon my bed I lie.
Praise the Glorious Trinity! Alleluia!

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