The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Twixt Gentle Ox and Ass So Gray

Old French

1. 'Twixt gentle ox and ass so gray,
Sleep, sleep,
On Thy bed of hay;
Thousand cherubim, thousand seraphim,
Hover high above the mighty Lord of Love.
Sleep, sleep, sleep, King of angels, sleep!

2. 'Twixt lilies white and roses gay,
Sleep, sleep,
On Thy bed of hay;
Thousand cherubim, thousand seraphim
Hover high above the Lord of Love.
Sleep, sleep, sleep, King of angels, sleep!

3. While Mary sings her sweetest lay,
Sleep, sleep,
On Thy bed of hay;
Thousand cherubim, thousand seraphim
Hover high above the Lord of Love.
Sleep, sleep, sleep, King of angels, sleep!

4. On this peaceful, holy day,
Sleep, sleep,
On Thy bed of hay;
Thousand cherubim, thousand seraphim
Hover high above the Lord of Love.
Sleep, sleep, sleep, King of angels, sleep!

 

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